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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sheep Sheering

 Springtime is here and last Tuesday was D-day.  Buddy and Gizem found out that it was time for sheering.  I'm sure on the warm sunny days they are appreciating it.  But it is Minnesota and we flip back and forth between too warm and too cold.
 This was the first time that I watched sheep sheering up close.  I was amazed how this feisty little Buddy submitted to the process.  He wasn't perfect.  He got rambunctious a couple of times but Tom was able to keep him under control.
Buddy sheered first
 Tom was raised around sheep sheering, spinning and weaving.  He was good enough to answer many of my questions while he sheered the sheep.  I was amazed at how many different colors of wool that Gizem had in his fleece.
Gizem sheered second
 I glanced around at one point and saw the two steer and Buddy peaking in the barn to see what was happening to Gizem.  It made me laugh.
Curiosity of the other animals
 Although neither of the sheep were excessively underfed, we did decide that it would not hurt either one if they received a little bit more food.  Maybe that was why they were escaping into the barn periodically.  It's hard to tell because sheep will eat much more than they need if you let them.
Gizem is a little bit thin
 It was funny watching the sheep as they went back out into the pasture.  It was almost as if they didn't recognize each other at first.  I have to wonder what really goes through their minds.

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