Last night we shut the boys into their creep area and the girls into theirs. We had rain coming and you need the sheep dry. Not only does the shearer get soaked in two seconds handling wet sheep, but worse the fleece will start to mildew in storage no matter what you stash it in.
"Hey, somebody, we got accidentally shut in here....... can you get the gate?"
Peanut was sooo happy that I was hanging out with everyone. She stuck like Velcro to my leg - the equivalent of a sheep hug.
A bit of deja vu......
And another one. This lamb....
....has faded to a very pale gray over her hips.
This is Ophelia. She's one of my favorites this year.
Besides being large and friendly she has great Cotswold coloring on her face and really nice curls.
Here's her baby picture......with that crazy spot.
Her spot has faded too although not as much as the lamb with fancy pants.
Random pictures while we were waiting. Brian got lost finding us this morning.
"Hey, I think somebody's coming!"
Once we got under way things went along smoothly. He's a very good shearer and fast which didn't leave a lot of time for pictures. We did the boys after all the girls and they really got short shrift in the photo department - not a one. Imagine all this again but with manly luggage being carried around ;-)
The lamb with the black 'pants'.
"What the heck just happened?"
"It IS nice to be cooler.... I don't mind that part."
"I don't know. I'm a little worried what the others will say."
But nobody laughed.
Peanut says, "I think I look pretty good! And now I can get to that itchy spot!"
Good girl, Pea! Look for the silver lining.