This week we had our sheep sheared. It has been so warm lately that I’ve felt sorry for them in their big heavy coats. Even so, we’re among the first round here to shear.
First, they needed to be rounded up into a little holding pen:
Then is was shearing time, which involves rather a lot of manhandling:
and some quite undigified positions:
But it must be quite a relief to be in summer fashions at last:
And here’s the pile of fleece – all this wool from thirteen sheep!
We’ll split the fleece with our co-flock owners, so half of that will be mine, and I still have three fleeces from last year’s shearing, so it’s getting to the point where I really need to start doing something with it.