The day has come to shear the sheep! We do this one time each year. It is a very long day but we always use it as a teachable moment. On an already busy day we had 10 extra children visiting and learning about sheep and wool. All the robust children made the day even more crazy and fun. Campbell was in her element hosting barn tours of her hay fort and the sheep. Parker was maning the tractor and on the prowl for coyotes, this is his new favorite adventure "Coyote Hunting".
|The kids play on the hay fort. They were covered in good |
clean farm dirt.
|The wool from each sheep weighs around 6-8lbs|
|The sheep go up the ramp and wait in line|
for their turn. They average wait time
is about 3-7 minutes.
|This ewe waits to be sheared next. She has done this a few times, |
she is a pro!
|This is actually more hard on the person |
doing the shearing than the sheep.
|The kids and the dog "Clay" are visiting in the pasture.|
|Did you know that sheep can get a sun burn? Their skin|
they do not get a sheep sun burn! Campbell and Parker think
we should have applied sun screen on all the sheep.