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.