Sunday, November 8, 2009

A beautiful sunny Sunday and the hairdresser comes to visit!!

Today has been a perfect day, finally there is some heat in the sun! Our farming lady decided she would come and give our sheep some pampering, get them looking tip-top for the summer months ahead.
I mean, just look at them, you'd want a bit of a trim if you had hair (aka wool) getting outta control like these girls have! LOL

Do you think Shelby was laughing at them? I think it was a case of "hahahaha" in dog language!
Like, "that'll teach you sheep!"

Then it was all on! Our very slim, wisp of a farming lady, (don't be fooled by her size, she is one mean mama!!) lunged at Holly and before you could blink there was wool flying everywhere! They will be pleased to get the weight of all that wool off their backs, especially the dags and the wool caked with dried mud.

Of course this was all new and unknown to the new lambs, Magpie and Sooty, who could only stare in amazement...

"What on earth is happening?"

They were right to be a little concerned, the 2 little ram lambs were having rubber rings put on their unmentionables, and they all had to have a rubber ring on their tails.

There is a sheep under there!

Then our farming superwoman administered a dose of drench, to keep them in tip-top order and gave each of them a pedicure, so frolicking in the grassy paddocks filled with buttercups will be a joy, especially after their respective weight losses. lol

Meanwhile I think Shelby got a little bored... and wandered off to play amongst the buttercups.

A little distraction for Magpie and Sooty before the big event!

Then before we knew it, it was all over and we had 4 naked sheep! They all looked much lighter, much thinner and much cleaner while the lambs looked a little bewildered! lol
Our very capable farming lady then came in for coffee and date scones before taking our wool off, which she will sell. The wool in the sack on the left comes from the black and white sheep and is worth very little, but the wool in the bag on the right came off Tuesday, who is white and was quite clean, her wool is worth much more, and some time if I want to card and spin some wool, hers will be the stuff to go with. It's way nicer in quality.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend.
Carole :)


Deb said...

Carole, the look on your dog's face is priceless.

Chookyblue...... said...

wished our shearing was over and done with that quick.........and no I do not shear.......something I never want to learn either........

Linda said...

I should shear my Golden Retriever!! loved this post!

Joy said...

Shelby looks like she's having a good laugh ... how adorable!!!
Joy :o)

Doreen G said...

What a great post Carole-the photos are priceless especially the look on Shelby's face.

Margaret said...

Shelby looks like one of those dogs on the telly they animate, he really looks like he's laughing!! probably glad he's not a poodle or the like, might not have been so lucky with the shears if he was! great post!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Do "the girls" get their eyebrows waxed too? hee hee

Shelby's smiling face is hilarious. Dog's grins are infectious!

Julz said...

What a true kiwi chick your shearer is :) Loved the look on Shelby's face (priceless) - now all we need is consistent warm weather so your 4 ewes don't catch a chill. Hugs Jx

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

wonderful post ... don't people knit black sweaters too :)