Saturday, April 07, 2007

Really bad hair day

Yesterday we tried shearing one of our sheep, a first for both Chris and me. He held her while I did the cutting. We were supposed to have someone show us how but he hasn't been in touch so we gave it a try on our own. I was feeling very tentative with the hand shears I was using because I didn't want to cut her so I left a lot of wool on her. Not only that but the cut is very irregular so she's really got a bad do (Crystal would not approve--ha ha). But towards the end I started to get the hang of it so her right flank looks much better than her left. The next one should be better, let's hope. Feel free to laugh out loud at the shoddy job--I sure did!

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3 comments:

DaikiniCrossroads ~Crystal~ said...

I'm not laughing...I swear! Anyhow, the Dirty Jobs show just had an episode with sheep shearing. It is actually really hard. Who knew?? I guess you do...grin.

Anders Yocom said...

Jen:
Now that I have bookmarked your blog, I am really enjoying it.
It is great to see Spring arriving in New Mexico. In Wisconsin, Get this! Tomorrow will be April 11, and 6 to 9 inches of snow is expected! Not only that, but the river is at flood stage. Ah Spring!

Love,
Dad

diana-still-evolving said...

I laughed. I wasn't gonna, then you said it was okay and well, it was worth laughing. My mom gave me haircuts like that. No lie. Reason number 4 to homeschool. Friends will laugh at your silly haircut and still have lunch with you and hang out and inspire you to laugh about it too.