Monday, April 21, 2008

Naked Sheep

Joel started shearing our 8 adult sheep today. He got four of them finished and we'll have some really nice wool to make rugs out of. He uses hand shears to do the job and doesn't try to do the whole flock in one sitting.
The lambs are so funny when you shear their moms. They run around and bleat looking totally lost as their once very wooly mother comes out of the barn a mere shadow of her former self. She just bleats in annoyance and would, I know, roll her eyes, if sheep could roll their eyes, at her offspring. "I'm right here, chill." Eventually the lamb discovers that all of mom's essential parts are right where they've always been and the family goes off together.

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