A yarn following sheep, lambs, wool, and natural dyeing ....
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Shearing Part I .....
Waiting To Be Sheared!
Our sheep shearer Don got started around 11AM this morning. He comes from his own farm - somewhere around 200 of his own sheep - and gets here after his chores are done. Lambing season at Wild Rose Farm should start around April 25th, so we got most of the bred ewes sheared today. The ram, the yearlings, and a few ewes who aren't "bagging up" yet can wait for him to come back in 2 weeks.
2 Yearlings - What's Going On Here?
The sheep pretty much stand back as far as they can from the action, but these two Rambouillet yearling ewe lambs can't seem to believe what they're seeing! We finished around 4:30PM and turned everyone out to the pasture. It won't be very cold tonight, but we'll bring them into the barn if there's a cold rain in the next 7 to 10 days.