Thursday, March 13, 2008

Eight Naked Sheep =)

Today was sheep shearing day. My friend's son comes each year and shears my sheep for me. This year his younger brother came along to help. I always giggle when I go out and see the naked sheep for the first time. These first three pictures are the sheep in their full wool.

Here are three of those big sheep and how they look now. It makes them look like little lambs again. It is already 50 degrees here and the sun is shining. The little bit of fuzz they grow back in a couple of days will keep them warm even if it dips back down . Also, you will notice the nicks on the one sheep. The lanolin that is on them is a natural healing salve for their cuts. The cuts are worse looking on the picture than they are in real life. It is just a very surface type wound.

Here are some pictures of the wethers.

Here is some of their wool all put in bags. I am going to send some away to be made into roving.

I would like a sweater out of this beautiful brown.

This is Sunshine's snowy white wool.

With all the snow we had and now the warm temperatures the snow is melting causing rivers to flow in our yard.

As you can see, we still have snow cover. It has been in the 40's for the last few days, so it is amazing there is still this much snow left. You can see the remains of one of my snowmen in the pictures as well.

Here are the tracks from where Michael took the tractor back to the sheep shed trying to make a path for himself through the deep snow.

Here are what the hay bales are looking like.

This is looking out to the back of the property. You can see the pond is really full. I am sure as the snow melts down, it will overflow its banks.

Star was blazing a trail for me.... =)

This is the north side of the house. The snow is pretty deep still on this side.

Look what I spied on the east side of the house. Daffodils are coming up!!!!

Here are some crocus coming up as well.

Well, I hope you enjoyed todays tour of the farm.


Pearl said...

I love this spring weather. It is so beautiful. Here is my question as a new Ohioan is it here to stay? Lovely farm and the sheep look funny.

LadySnow said...

Oh my..can't believe you found daffodils!

Anonymous said...

Stumbled across your blog today (from the Old Red Barn Co.) and love it. I bet your tired of the snow but I would love some down south where I am. We have only had one or two snows that barely covered the ground this year.

Peggy said...

I enjoyed my visit very much! Love seeing photos you share with us.

Unknown said...

Ha! Ha! Nekkid sheep!
Ain't got no wool!
Yes, ma'am, take a peek,
The bags are full!

They are cute. :-D