The lambs and sheep are looking wonderful!  Their fleeces have grown all summer long….

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The rams fleeces even look exceptional this year!


They are even feeling a bit ramish, those hormones are changing as we creep closer to the end of October.


Thankfully, Brandon was available to shear this last weekend and did a wonderful job!


Some more of the shearing crew…

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Jason, my brother-in-law, even sheared a bit.  He’s shearing my favorite fleece here…


All business…


A happy Dugur dog…


A pretty mouflon…



Two rams getting reacquainted after loosing their fleeces.


They don’t seem to really recognize each other and will fight reestablish the pecking order.  Boys!

What a job!  It took the whole weekend but all sheep came out of beautiful and now I have a ton of fleece to sort through!  Any helpers?

Linking up with friends at:

Homestead Barn Hop,The Backyard Farming ConnectionThe Chicken Chick

5 comments on “Woolies

  1. Ed says:

    I admit to knowing nothing about sheep… but I am surprised that they would get sheared as the weather is getting bolder. I thought that was done in the Spring. I hope it grows back quickly!

  2. Kerri says:

    Great shots!! What cutie pies!! Wouldn’t want to mess with those Rams though 🙂

  3. Most sheep are only sheared in the spring. Icelandics are a few of the breeds that are shorn twice a year. Typically, the premium clip is in the fall ~ less hay, organic matter in the fleeces than the spring clip. And yes it does grow back very quickly!

  4. Gretchen says:

    They all look great with and without their coats! Love the group shot of them all.

  5. Pat says:

    Beautiful animals.

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