We sheared the rams this weekend, a whole six weeks earlier than last year. We have been running a little behind on everything, so it was exciting to accomplish something on schedule! Aragorn looked on as Poseidon was first at the clippers, then he and Liam had their turn. All three of them have such beautiful fleeces. Poseidon and Aragorn spent about fifteen hours in the ram cram before moving into a paddock with newly repaired fencing. Our older fellow, Liam, went back in with the expectant mamas for now. He is still a bit wobbly from his battle with deer worm, and is being spoiled with some extra tlc.
7 thoughts on “Last of the Shearing”
Thanks for that post! Right now, your sheep look so gentle, but come shearing time, it has to get wild, not just wooly!
I love that second to the last pic. They are beautiful!
they look pretty comfy now.
I wonder if they don't get chilled after losing their coats! Maybe that's why they huddle together.
I have to admit, they look so comfortable in that end photo!! I can't imagine toting around all the fleece they carry!
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Respect! Without rams no lambs… I can imagine, that the black one with the yellow line is maybe a little bit dangerous 🙂
What an interesting journey it has been…have never seen sheep shearing before. We did visit the wool heritage center in Leenane, Connemara, Ireland last year…so we saw the finished product.