Four more shearings today. From left to right, above: Janet, Columbia, Beatrice. Though who could tell! Except Columbia is developing quite a curl to her horns.
Beatrice yielded 9 pounds; Zowie (not shown), 8 lbs. 12 oz. Both of those will hopefully be sold straight to Green Mountain Spinnery; Beatrice and Zowie are the youngest at only 2 and 3 years old respectively, and they’d been coated all winter.
Janet yielded 8 pounds after I’d skirted (thrown away) a fair amount for filth and scabby skin – she had the bugs really bad. Columbia also had bad bugs, but produced a yield that was beyond my little scale’s capacity.
Now just the big boys remain.
I can’t believe how much we accomplished this weekend. We trimmed hooves on the entire herd, sheared this troublemaker, and unmucked the whole barn. That’s like 2.5 weekends worth of work.
Here’s a shot with 2/7 shorn. 5/7 were completed by the end of the afternoon.
Next week: The Boys…