Friday, May 1, 2009

A great day!

We got the sheep sheared and made a new friend! It doesn't get any better.

I needed to get the sheep sheared. The woman we got them from said we could bring them back to her place when her shearer came, but he isn't coming for a few more weeks and I'd have to transport the sheep again. So, I started asking around to see if anyone knew of a local shearer. I asked a local homeschool mom that I know has sheep and she said she'd come do them. How wonderful!

So she came today. First we had to bathe Sweet Pea because her shears are smaller and can't get through dirt well. Sweet Pea was amazingly good through the whole ordeal.

After being sheared she looked really silly! She looks like a dog with horns. And her head is way too big for her body now. But she is thrilled to be sheared. She came up to me when it was over and asked for scratches all over her body. I scratched her for about 10 minutes all over and she loved it!
I didn't get pictures of Nebula after being sheared, I will tomorrow. She is very upset about the whole thing. She doesn't like us anyway, but now she really doesn't like us. She isn't a pretty little lamb anymore. Now she looks like a goat. Aurora actually thought she was Orion (the baby goat) after she was sheared and tried to get her to play. They are both white and have short hair now. It was funny!


Orion didn't want to miss out on any of the action and jumped right up on the table to be sheared too.


Thanks Tina! It was a great day.

12 comments:

Sue said...

I wouldn't want her to hear me say so, but Sweet Pea looks rather like a cow after being sheared. :)

Christy said...

Yeah, Logan thinks she looks like a cow. I just know she feels better.

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Awww, she looks like a dalmation. I think they all look so cute when they're sheared - it's amazing how different they look - it's a wonder that they recognize each other.

linda m said...

I'm glad you found someone to come over and shear the sheep for you. It's cool you made a new friend also. Sweet Pea does look weird without her wool. What are you going to do with the wool?

Berte said...

I never gave it much thought, but I didn't even think about ever bathing a sheep. Hmmmm....
It's an ordeal just for me to shear my dog every spring. As soon as my broken hand heals that's on the top of my "to do" list.
RiverBend Farm

ChristyACB said...

I agree that she looks a bit like a small cow with issues or a big dalmation with issues! LOL..actually she looks like she feels great and ready for summer.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I think Sweet Pea looks lovely...look at all those happy brown spots. They make me smile. :-)
And if she's happier, then I'm happier. lol

Wrensong Farm said...

What a beautiful shearing job she did! Your sheep will be so much happier wooless thru the summer!

Mama said...

Love the spots LOL

Danielle said...

So, was she able to get the fleece off all in one piece up on the stand like that? Looks much easier on the back than the New Zealand method!

Christy said...

Danielle - The fleece did not come off in one piece, not even close actually. I got 2 fairly large chunks to try to play with. I had decided this year I didn't care, I just wanted them sheared. It was getting hot here and it is still a few weeks before the traveling shearer comes around.

CeeCee said...

I can hear a collective "Aaaahhhh, I feel much better now." from your whole herd. Great pics.