So today was sheep (and goat) shearing day. It is the biggest day of the year for me as a shepherd. We worked hard getting everything ready, including placing down cottonwood stepping “stones” and bark in front of the barn. Below are the photos of the sheep being sheared and the shearing crew at work.
I managed not to get any photos of Tom or myself. But here are the sheep after being sheared.
For once the weather was not horrible. The black sheep went wild after being sheared, running and jumping. Here they are with the lighter sheep looking on.
Now I have to get the wool dried, then skirted and evaluated. If you would like some wool, let me know.