Counting Sheep

Spring has finally sprung and yesterday I had a new experience. I helped a local farmer with shearing sheep. My lovely wife and I have been discussing lately about the prospect of acquiring some sheep and I got to get up close and personal with some.

My job was to stand in the pen with the sheep and bring them one by one to the guy running the shears. Basically, all I had to do was get one by one of their rear ankles and drag them backwards out of the pen. Pretty easy task.

There were about 45 sheep in all and it took about 4 hours to get them all shorn. I really enjoyed it. The farmer and his wife treated us to lunch afterwards and I enjoyed getting to know them over a cup of coffee.

We are starting our own little farm with some chickens. They are arriving in mid May and we are busy getting things ready. Our kids are very excited about this and are counting the days.

We are enjoying the spring weather and seeing our yard slowly emerging from the snow. It won’t be long and we can plant our garden.

4 thoughts on “Counting Sheep

  1. Sounds like a fun time shearing the sheep and treated to lunch new experiences are al was interesting. Garden planting soon and your farm will be taking shape.

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    1. They don’t, but I think they like the results lol. They were trying to get over top of each other to get away, but once the guy with the shears had them he knew how to hold them in a way that they didn’t fuss too much. Afterwards they were all out scratching themselves on anything they could find.

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