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!: