Thoughts about sustainable agriculture and forestry from the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Shearing the Lambs
Little by little, we're trying to get our lambs sheared over the next few weeks. We've found that shearing them helps them deal with the heat a bit better, which means they'll gain weight faster! Thanks to our landlord George Nolte at the Elster Ranch for these photos. Thanks also to Roger Ingram and Michael, Gabe and Ben McDonald for helping out on Thursday! I'm not the most accomplished sheep shearer, but the only way to get better is to shear lots of sheep!
Buck and Mo found a shady spot to watch the lambs being shorn.
Taking the wool off - a sweaty job even early
on a July morning.