Yesterday, this was Lambie, BeAnne and Loki on their daily dog walk.
And this is today!
Can you spot the difference?
The boys were sheared. It had to happen and today was the day. They are both suffering in the hot (for us) weather and spend most of the day living in the shade feeling utterly lethargic.
First up was Lambie.
Chris is a professional sheep-shearer and he was wonderful. I explained Lambie’s general outlook on life (ie, he is very speshul), Chris did the best job and Lambie didn’t struggle or mind at all (after all my worrying too).
Lambie’s fleece was huge and very thick. I think he is secretly a dalmatian.
Next up was ‘Ster. He was unhelpful to catch, but settled down quickly.
I like the fact that no one was tied up, struggling or panicking. I was proud of my sheepie-boys. They were well behaved…..
…. and just put up with a necessary chore.
Afterwards, we watched Lambie and ‘Ster get their heads around having no wool.
They seemed more active and happy in themselves – as if a big load had been lifted.
‘Ster then ran off into the hill (hopefully, he will come home) to fight Bert but Lambie stayed with me.
I must admit that Lambie’s new appearance is very drastic and rather shocking to me but I am getting my head around it. He has still got the same sweet smile and character.
So, today is a whole new day for us all. On a plus side, it is lovely to see Lambie au naturel, ie his actual shape. I can see that he is “well covered” and much happier.
At least Lambie’s sisters love him, even if ‘Ster has gone, for the time being.
So, who wants their fleeces?