Monday, October 29, 2007

How quickly they grow up.......


Remember these times, only a few short months ago?




One minute they are one day old and being lead around on a ribbon




...then vying for a feeding position,




...then racing from backdoor to frontdoor in an effort to get inside



....and all of a sudden time for the first shearing.




he was quite excited, not many get to walk up the stairs to the shearing board, they normally come in through the gates.




...after watching the customer before him, he did have some hesitation-and ran for the hills....



But, like anything, a moral boosting chat from your mother can overcome all fears...





and off he went. Only to immediately regret it when he had to suffer the indignity of this pose.




...he did sit still, contemplating life.....and the chance for a free cut and blow dry...



..apparently not the style he was hoping for...

As he closes his eyes to avoid the mirror.


But his mother, as all good mothers do, has a plan, she lets him wear her Canteen National cancer fundraising bandanna. It looks good on him as well, and then he throws it off and gets back about the business of pretending he is the dog!


Shearing sheep is a very physical job, our shearers generally do between 150 and 200 per day. Most of the sheep are a lot bigger than this pet. I think I will stick to quilting!

14 comments:

Carol said...

Oh Tracey, that last photo is so freaking hilarious! Love it. I meant to go to Quick Shear last Friday and forgot clear about it. I've been going to go every year and every year I keep forgetting. One of these days I'll get up close and personal! LOL

Chookyblue said...

the dramas of the pet sheep being shwon.......love the pink gumboots........

QuiltingFitzy said...

Well, in the first pic, it's hard to separate the sheep from the dog!

Thanks for sharing, you're wonderful to do so.

Screen Door said...

Great post--- heck... I want a lamb now!!!

Libby said...

Maybe wearing the bandana makes him think no one will recognize him. Haven't we all left the salon a time or two in our life wishing only to have our hair back *s*

Gizmo said...

He's beautiful...love the boots too! :) Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. It's nice to see how a "real" operation works. ;)

McIrish Annie said...

I am always amazed at what is going on in your life and how you find the time to sew! Love what you did with the cotton curtain, I would never have thought to turn it into a tote bag and towels! You are quite the clever gal!

Tracy said...

This is great! I think you may have a harder time next time you shear him! Too cute!

Ruth's Place said...

Love this post, even if it did make me snort my drink over the keyboard :)

Juliann in WA said...

This is amazing. Thanks for the pictures. The whole process is really interesting.

Dawn said...

Wheh, at first I was afraid you were going to say you had him for dinner!

YankeeQuilter said...

First, know I was a city kid. I love these photos. We are living in the country right now and I'm sure the farmers think I am a nut taking photos of the sheep and cows all the time. The first time I saw the sheep in the field after shearing I thought they were goats! (I told you was brought up in the city!)

Susie said...

Hi Tracey!
I always enjoy the posts you do about your sheep. That last one with the bandana made me laugh out loud!!
So glad your daughter has been staying well the last several days!
((hugs))

Lucy said...

great post I love to read about yoru farm life