Monday, March 14, 2011

Shearing Day 2

This old gal shown here is ten years old and is in really good condition. I have several older ewes kept seperate so I can keep a close eye on them and feed them extra. I wasn't sure if this gal was bred or not but after she was shorn it was pretty obvious. She looks pretty good doesn't she.

Shearing Day

A yearling ewe enjoys the sun after she was shorn. The night turned very cold and we had to make sure they were all in under cover. Two days later we had a horrible blizzard so all the sheep were given extra grain. Then yesterday it was above zero. I hope this means March will go out like a lamb.

Preparing for shearing

We were getting ready for shearing day and setting up wind breaks and putting out hay bales. Emma helps hold this bale in place while we go and get the bale panels that go around it. She takes her work very seriously as you can see.

When we were finished the sheep were let back in and they dashed around checking the hay bales, the wind breaks, and clean straw bedding. They all seemed to be pleased with what we had done. what a relief.