Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A paddle before shearing

I had a trip to the seaside this morning with Faith (my brother, and Sarah came too!). We had great fun building sand castles and having a paddle, before an ice cream stop.

This afternoon I have been sheep shearing. I wanted to learn how to shear my own sheep this year, and one of my farmer friends Ken Bell had offered to show me how, today was the day for the lesson.
It was hands on training, he talked me through it and I got on with it, with a bit of help - keeping the sheep in the right place was the hardest part! I was also very worried that I might cut them.
All three sheep are now sheared and I am quite pleased with the results even if I do say so myself. Ken also thought I had done a good job for my first attempt; I don't think I will be offering my services out mind you.


janet said...

Well done Debbie,you looked like you did a good job. Is there anything you can,t do.Glad you all enjoyed your day at the seaside.xx

Rosemary said...

We are very impressed! Carl says sheep shearing is way harder than alpacas and ours wriggled all over the place - they only now are beginning to look like sheep again!
Well done!

Denise said...

I was taught by the Wool Board to shear my sheep, but I don't do it now after I ended up riding a sheep, backwards, down the shearing shed!!!!
Well done for having a go

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Well Done....Debbie....excellent job, can we book you in for Norris next year....!!.....Jayne