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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Phew - what a relief
« on: June 06, 2013, 06:43:51 pm »
Well my girls got shorn last night
 
They have gone from this to this and I don't recognise them now  :(  they look like goats  ;D
 
They must be relieved though as its been very warm today.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2013, 06:45:23 pm by Bionic »
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Phew - what a relief
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 08:45:37 pm »
They do look funny and so tiny  ;D

happygolucky

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Phew - what a relief
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 08:59:03 pm »
I passed a field tonight and the poor sheep looked so hot as they had not been shorn yet!!

dyedinthewool

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Orpingtons and assorted Sheep
Re: Phew - what a relief
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 03:51:40 pm »
Wish mine were looking like that bionic - still waiting for the shearer to say that the fleece is rising enough to shear....
All mine are lying in the shade or panting out in the sun.... ::) ::)
 
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Phew - what a relief
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 04:12:47 pm »
No they don't look like goats... ;) , especially not the feathered one... Are you going to spin her fleece too?

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Phew - what a relief
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 04:16:12 pm »
I am lucky in that my neighbouring farmer also shears and travels to do other peoples. He has done a couple of years in NZ where they have very 'hairy' sheep, like my Ryelands so he wasn't phased by them. He did think they were Dorsets though and was pleased when I told him what they were as its another breed he can cross off his list.
He must be quite good as he is entering the shearing competition at the Royal Welsh show. He won there in 2008.
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Phew - what a relief
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 04:18:14 pm »
No they don't look like goats... ;) , especially not the feathered one... Are you going to spin her fleece too?
Anke, I am going to give the smallest fleece away to the spinning club that I go to every week so that they can all have a piece to try out but for the rest, 2 coloured and 2 white, I am going to spin them myself.
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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Phew - what a relief
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 08:24:33 pm »
I've got the shearer coming tomorrow - hurray hurray  :excited:

Half the sheep are casting their fleeces so badly if I don't get them done soon it'll be all over the fields!

 

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