He has taken the same sheep, Alabama, to the County Fair every year since she was a lamb and this year Alabama had a ewe lamb, so she will go to the fair with her mom.
Clayton's mom, Terri helps me a lot, and is a good friend that is always willing to help me out. This last year, she has vaccinated, wormed, helped with shearing, scrapped fat off pelts and last night she helped Clayton and I roo sheep. Had to get that new sheep stand rolling and since the weather seemed to be cooperating for once, we did one yearling ewe that needed to be rooed badly and 2 rams. Probably did 1 sheep too many last night, but that's a classic Kelly move to not quit while I still can drag myself to the house. (grin) I'm a slow learner.....
|Just getting started.........|
|It's coming off easily......new growth is about 1/2" long under the old growth already|
|Finishing up odd pieces (she had already lost ALL her neck wool.|
Ringo rooed easily on his back, sides and britch, but I had to hand shear some of his shoulders on the side and the front of his neck on the lower portion. His new growth was much longer than Rhianna's so that went slower and we got 4 times the fleece from him that we did from Rhianna.
Buddy only rooed down his back and britch, and he had significant new growth that really grabbed the old fiber, so I just hand sheared the rest of him. That was enough for one night.....