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Monday, January 14, 2013

Bellies Butts and Bags

Another DUH moment. In all my years with Shetlands, I never thought of having them sheared in December until 2012. The fleeces were vegetation free and beautiful being taken off before bouncing lambs climb on mom's coat. Normally we shear the flock after lambs are on the ground in February or March. Another benefit of early shearing is I can see growing bellies and milkbags. I think we will have babies early this year thanks to BFL ram Wyatt and his penchant with the "wee ewes".