Wednesday, June 22, 2011

VIDEO: Shearing Shamrock the Jacob Ram

We are reaching the hundreds this week.  Today is forecasted to hit the high of 108º F.  Although it is a dry heat, I'm not a fan.  I can only imagine what our poor lambs have endured.  Remember this little guy from way back in... January?

Well, he's massive now (for the small breed that he is, at least) and had gorgeous, soft wool about two inches thick.  It was time to try our hand at shearing.  Jeremy started on it before I was able to take a "before" picture, but you can kind of get a feel for the amount of wool Shamrock carried by watching this video.  Here are some snippets of our first attempt at harvesting wool!  My heart quite melts listening to our three-year-old comfort that burly ram.  Also, any input from veteran shearers is much appreciated.

A lil' still shot:

That new fleece underneath is so... clean!

And... here is the "after" tehe!:
Receiving comfort from Jeremy.

Yes, I did capture the tender moment, gentlemen.
Next... It's Blossom's turn.  She was once so little, but now she and "Shammy Rammy" are the same size!

Mama, I don't wanna die!
I'm sharing this at Farmgirl Friday.


  1. LOL! What a project! Now you need a spinning wheel and a loom! My mom had those, but not the sheep! Great photos!

  2. Loved this post!

  3. How sweet! "It's just gonna be okay!" What a fun thing for the family to all participate in. What do you plan to do with the wool?

  4. My MIL has all the equipment for cleaning fleece and making yarn, so I'm hoping we can all get a day with her and she can show us the ropes.


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