Monday, February 1, 2010

Murphy's Law..

Call the shearer and the weather WILL change! We have had a bit of a January thaw for a little over a was glorious. I called Jeff about shearing and, presto chango, we are right back to a cold snap! Now, I take care of my shearer, not only do I bake him his favorite peach pie, but we skip the cold barn and shear in the the woodstove! We start up the stove the night before and just let it simmer to get the chill off (we heat the main part of the house with another smaller stove and only start up the HUGE basement stove on really bad days or power outages) so much better than the cold, cold barn!
Anyway, the weather changed to the big chill so the girls have on the very latest in styles from the local thrift shop! Licorice is particularly stunning in a purple sweater against black wool...nice! We also put down a DEEP bedding of straw and haul out buckets of warm water and molasses to complete the spoiling of the sheep. The only one who didn't get sheared was little Moon who is 1 month old tomorrow!!! I hope to get some halfway decent pictures later today...
Sheep in Sweaters....what will they think of next? I know....purchasing sheep coats next year!!! What a concept???!

That's it for now.....

1 comment:

  1. I want to see pictures of the sheep all dressed up! I've contacted my shearer and am waiting to get a date for shearing. Can't wait to see what they look like under their coats and get my hands on some of those fleeces. Shearing is when I start to get excited about lambing and spring lol.


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