Every spring our sheep are in need of a trimming. This year was no exception.
Bossy is looking huge, she probably has 4-5 inches of wool on her.
The sheep start looking straggly and a mess as some of the wool begins to be pulled out.
In the past we have done the shearing ourselves. But it is time consuming, and to be honest we are not quite the best at it. This year we decided to hire a local shearer, what would have taken us a weekend of work took him about two hours. It was great to have a professional come as he was willing to help teach Jesse how to shear quickly and even fixed our trimmers.
I was at my day job when the shearing occurred so I only have before and after pictures, no action shots.
This is Sweet Pea, looking a little ragged.
Mini Mumps, feeling good after her haircut. The sheep appear so much smaller after their giant coats are taken off.
Bixler's Girlfriend enjoying the wind on her skin.
Taking pictures of the baby lambs is difficult, mostly because of the mother ewes. Every time I think I have a good shot a mother steps in front of the camera. My older sheep are attention hogs and chronic photobombers.
Bixler's girlfriend is by far the worst. She sees me with the camera and comes running.
"You want a picture of MEEEE?"
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