This blog is about the Dotson family and their Shetland and Icelandic sheep among other things that go on in their lives. We have sheep for sale if you are interested in a pet, fiber animal, or new ram. Please leave comments or like us on our Facebook farm page- Hidaway Farms.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sheer Pleasure/ Shear Pleasure
Visiting with lambs after shearing day is sheer pleasure!! Yesterday we sheared 22 sheep - 1 ram, 4 wethers, and the rest, ewes.
Hidaway Farms Solitaire (a single katmoget) rests beside Katie today. Rothey and Katie helped in the shearing of our 9 mothers. There wasn't as much confusion in the barnyard today as there has been in the past. Maybe this group of babies is smarter than the rest...they recognize their moms after a haircut!
Oh, the joys and peace of being a little lamb hanging out with the shepherdess!
These two little ram lambs want a piece of the action...or lack thereof.
"Baa, Baa Black Sheep have you any wool?"
"Yes sir, yes sir, 29 bags full!"
At this moment our livingroom is host to those 29 bags of wool. Lovely perfume...o' de ovine!!
Our yearlings had some beautiful fleeces. (Will post pictures when we have time to start skirting them.)