Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Post Shearing

Shearing the Sheep.

It all ended up as a bit of a rush job.  The shearer rang to bring forward the shearing date and suddenly it was all on.  We had to draft off the lambs and get the ewe's inside before it rained - which it did while we were still getting them in.


I had plans to take photos along the way but that ended when the weather arrived faster than we were working.  So here we have them next day, reunited with their lambs.


As you can see the lambs are nearly as big as their mothers, who are looking super white now. 


The lambs will be shorn mid January so fingers crossed for some more action photos then.

There was more wool on them this year - we've had a few good growing seasons here.  They were feeling very energetic with the weight off and keen to get up on the hills to eat, eat, eat.  

15 comments:

  1. I love see your field of sheep. Sounds like a busy time for you and the sheep. Great shots, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your week!

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  2. The ladies are looking lovely with their summer haircuts. I'm wondering if the lambs knew their mamas with their new 'dos!

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    1. The lambs sometimes run up and do a second and third look before they are sure it's their mother. :)

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  3. Great photos of darling sheep ~ love them ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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  4. Oh my! these lambs and their mothers are so beautiful. After they're shorn, they look so "naked"… do they get cold I'm wondering?

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    1. Not at this time of year. The wool starts growing back pretty fast too.

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  5. These photographs are just wonderful.

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  6. So luscious and green. Are there still more sheep than people in EnZed?

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    1. Yes, we are still well out numbered!

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  7. I bet they are lot cooler now.

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  8. They look so adorable… what a big job!

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  9. They all look like happy sheep getting to run around on those rolling grassy hillsides! Very cute :)

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  10. It is nice to see some green landscape and I love your sheep. So cute and I bet lots of work... Thank you for linking up this week...Michelle

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  11. Your work resulted in some great photos despite your challenges♪ Have a wonder filled week! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/tundra-out-there/

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  12. Being a spinner I love to see the sheep being sheared. I would not like to be the shearer. Bet you were really in one big hurry to beat the weather. Loved the shots. genie

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