My sister Katie took the pictures, helped bag and brought me a delectable piece of cranberry nut bread to help calm my nerves. A couple people from the fiber crafters group also came out to watch/help/get orders barked at them...it was truly a blessing to have such competent helpers during this stressful time.
We started with Fantasia, I love her fleece and she has such a nice agreeable nature, figured she would be the best place to start.
Here is the before shot. They know something is going on. And they want to be fed. Look at violet right in the middle with the badger face. Her expression is just begging for a funny caption.
What Will would look like as a ghost. "Come into the light"
Rich's stressed out inner turmoil stance. Me barking orders to Will.
This is me sending mental messages to the shearer. "Don't cut her. Slow down. No second cuts."
We had two staged at all times so the shearer could just keep on clipping. Another reason to have really well halter broke animals.
This is Queen Anne's Lace, our only white ewe. I have a few fun dye projects planned for her lovely wool.
Man it was nice to have help. Cindy came to watch and was put to work...