Sunday, February 25, 2018

Shearing at home

Carl. Dorset/Romney
Black is so hard to photograph...


 Jeremy wondering if he is getting sheared.
Not until next month buddy.
 The one and two year old ewes.
We are separating them at night so they
might get a little extra feed, and so the 
mothers might find their lambs a little easier.
They are all together during the day outside.

 You can't see it, but it was snowing like crazy.

 Carl sheared

 Lambs in their creep.
This is an area that they can get under the heat
lamp if it is cold, and eat grain whenever they want.
The mothers can not get in here.
Yes. The winter pack is high enough that 
the lambs can look right out the barn window...
The barn will be cleaned when the weather
warms up for at least a week.

 Outside of the creep.

 12 sheep needed to be sheared as of this morning.
 The gray one looking at us is Magic.
She is a purbred Romney that will be for 
sale to a pet farm when her lamb is weaned.
She has great fiber, but is a lousy mother.

 Looking between Jerry as he helps ease a lamb
out of its mother. Rita is a yearling Dorset/Romney
that got pregnant one of the two time Jeremy found
a hole in the fence, or went over the fence. 
Mom and baby are doing fine.

 I love our Dorset and Dorset/Romney sheep.
 The boys.
 Kelly's little boy.

 Magic looks tiny when she is sheared.

Horned Dorset

And now it is sleeting heavily.
I am glad we don't have to go anywhere today.

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