Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Shearing Day!

We started shearing day off with much humming and suspicion! They knew we were up to something. First we lured them down with grain, then we sealed their access to the hill...and then it was a hum fest!
  Royal was quickly dealt with to avoid excess spitting and injury. He is very protective of his herd and can get very dangerous. He is done first and quickly turned out...
 Everyone was brushed to get as much vegetable matter out as possible. It had also rained the evening before so it also dried them a bit.
 The shearers arrived and began with the sheep. Their fleeces were beautiful, especially our whether "Fred". I can't wait to get my hands on our lamb "Daisy's" fleece!
 Then it was time for the Alpacas. Here Jeremiah and Rick (on the right) with Tim on the left helping to prepare "Norman"...
 We had a lot of helpers who we could not get it done without, our son Timmy (on the rope), my mom and BillieJo on bagging and Sydnie on the gate...
 and there is me looking like a hot mess on trimming hooves...
 many of them needed to get their teeth done, the smell really smells worse than the dentist and if you look really close you can see smoke!
...afterwards they are naked, ready for the warm weather ahead and with a little snack they have forgotten the whole thing, except the humans who are still recovering!

1 comment:

  1. Wow!!!! that is very interesting, never seen the sheering done before........Big job, glad you had lots of help, Francine.