Thank you so much for all the good luck wishes for shearing day. Everything went very well except for Larry, one very large six-year old wether (above), who behaved badly. He finally calmed down, and that heavy year-long coat came off. Many, many thanks to our shearers, Joe and Melvin, and to all the family and friends who pitched in to help! We have 42 bags of beautiful wool just waiting for a turn on the skirting table. You should have heard the oooohs and aaaahs as the wool came off each sheep.
We thought you might enjoy a couple before and after photos. Daisy is pictured above and Juliet below. It will take us about a week before we begin to recognize the sheep in the field again. They look very different without those heavy winter coats. It is now so much easier to gauge the condition of each sheep as we go into lambing... just a couple of weeks now.