Another Successful Shearing Day – with Evangeline’s Help

Our recent shearing went quite well. A couple friends – Robin and Amy – brought over a few sheep.

amy

Robin’s Border Collie, Ginny, helped her with hers.

ginny helped

Our sheep are reasonably cooperative on shearing day. Evangeline, our alpaca, not so much.

e on halter

on tarp

e getting sheared

After the fact, however, Evangeline was quite helpful, as you will see.

While others were being sheared, our group of sheep wait….

group in fleece

watchers in barnyard

Quentin to Laura, "You Jacobs are lucky - you only have to do this once a year!"

Quentin to Laura, “You Jacobs are lucky – you only have to do this once a year!”

 

Winnie to Beatrix, "What are you smiling about?"

Winnie to Beatrix, “What are you smiling about?”

 

"We're auditioning as push-me-pull-you for the next Dr. Doolittle production!"

“We’re auditioning as pushmi-pullyu for the next Dr. Doolittle production!”

Beatrix to Lily "Did you ever notice your horns are going in the wrong direction?!"

Beatrix to Lily “Did you ever notice your horns are going in the wrong direction?!”

Evangeline, after enduring her shearing adventure, was ready to help get the rest of the flock in place.

Evangeline, "Move, move...it's not so bad."

Evangeline, “Move, move…it’s not so bad.”

After that, her self-appointed job was supervisor – more or less appreciated by others.

e supervises

e supervises 2

e supervises 3

Evangeline, "So I heard this great sheep joke....."

Evangeline, “So I heard this great sheep joke…..”

I think the sheep all look a little worried that I am getting ready to shear! Just kidding, John, no worries about being replaced!

i get ready to shear

Diamond, as our oldest sheep (14), gets very gentle treatment but still seems to be tired out by all the excitement.

"I'm fine. Just resting."

“I’m fine. Just resting.”

And then it was over.

that's a wrap

Thanks to Dona for all the exceptional photos and to Colleen, Mary, Robin, Janis, Polly, Lisa and Amy for all the help and support. Thanks also to John for his amazing shearing talent. We then let the sheep get back to what they do best – making more wool for next time!

back to making more wool

 

 

 

 

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Published in: on May 6, 2016 at 7:32 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Thanks for sharing–Evangeline is just too cool!

  2. Great post, Jackie! And of course, Dona’s photos.


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