Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Fotos of the Flock


The Shepherd moved his girls onto the back pasture last weekend. 

They came in for grain that night, but weren't too interested in the hay.

They were full of lush green grass.


Take one last look at these fluffy little sheep. 

Tomorrow they all get nekked. 

Sheared. 


Unfortunately I forgot to ask for the day off, so I will miss shearing this year.  Darn. 


We're not plump, we're fluffy!


This is also the first year since we've had sheep that we won't be having lambs.  It just didn't work out this year. 

So, one less worry. 


The neighbors with grand-kids are all disappointed though. 

Well, they don't have to get up at 2:00 in the morning to go out and check that ewe who, at 11:00 when we went to bed, looked like she just might be ready to give birth. 



And since the boys have never "been there/done that" they weren't even disappointed. 

You'll get your chance next year, Maks. 






All photos courtesy of The Shepherd. 

4 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow, their fleeces are gorgeous and so clean looking! My sheepies don't look like that I'm afraid. Gobs of hay stuck here and there and mud and dirt. Sigh. We are shearing the 28th. Hope all goes well with yours. I'm always glad to see it done. No lambs here this year either and no disappointment for me! ha--Although my helpers at shearing probably will be...

Tammy

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Beautiful fleece, beautiful sheep, beautiful green grass!

Leigh said...

Those fleeces look scrumptious! I bet you can't wait to get your hands on them.

sheepsclothing said...

those look like some nice long fleeces! I'm thinking I'll get a start shearing my guys this weekend.