Four shearers were on board
It's shearing time again! The shearers showed up at about 7:30 a.m. and sheared 200 head in about 4 hours time. Our job was to push the sheep up the alley and into the shearing trailer. The sheep worked up the ramp pretty well for the most part, but at different points of the day, the sheep balked and would refuse to move and so we took turns shoving each one into the trailer. It was hard on the arms.
Each ewe walked up the ramp into the trailer to be sheared
After they were sheared, the sheep were tipped out a small trap door on the side. This ewe slid down the ramp but was soon on her feet again.
She replied, "Seeing my sheepy friends." The girl loves the sheep.
This young man has been nicknamed "Champ" because he recently won the National Sheep Shearing Competition for the intermediate level. We knew him from our home school group.
Next up....lambing! The ewes are due to lamb on about February 15th. I just love lambing season. More to come in the days to come.