Friday, April 26, 2013

A sure sign of spring

The sheep shearer came yesterday.  Nothing says Spring like bare naked sheep!

Here are a few pictures from the gazillions that I took -

This is Tiny, just about done.  About 30 seconds after this was snapped, she took off like a rocket.  It was her first experience with shearing, and she wasn't impressed.

Here's Smoky getting his mani-pedi.  He didn't like shearing much, either.

He thought the whole thing was undignified.

 "Look what that bad man did to me..."

I tried to get a good picture of Orion and Merlin post-shearing, but they wouldn't let me get any closer than this...

One thing we confirmed with the fleece removal is that all the girls are pregnant.  Here's Tiny and Onyx, both a bit bulgy.

And a closeup of Onyx, showing that, once again,  she's as big as a house.  I hope she doesn't have triplets again.  (Or from the size of her, quadruplets...)

The final tally?  Eight, that's eight, bags of fleece out on the deck.

I need to start spinning faster...


quantumtea said...

Smoky post-shearing looks adorable!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Nekkid sheep! The boys look very mad at you.

Angie said...

Love the Tiny photo with the little hooves showing. Preggers!!! And yes, you better get spinning. :D

Laurie said...

Wow! There is definitely something arithmetic going on in your pasture.

But you won't have TIME to spin with all the lambs around. And getting out of the enclosure. Again and again and again.

kmkat said...

I don't know what else one would call being splayed out, belly and everything exposed to the world, but undignified.