|A Close Shave-Phil tackles Buddy's tackle!|
The Ryelands heavy fleece hides a multitude of sins so it’s not until my flock is freed of all that wool that I really get to see how my youngsters are put together and in the case of the chubbier members of my flock…just how chubby they are.
|Alice's aborted lamb is her excuse for a little extra condition|
|Chubby Luke however does not have that excuse!|
|Super Buddy with go faster stripes|
Sweet little Tiger-Lilly was sheared for the first time too though the results were a bit mixed. Her little sheepy body looks just great but her lack of wool reveals the fact that the disproportionately large ears that she had as a lamb had not diminished with age.
|Poor Tiger-Lilly seems a little embarrassed by her lack of fleece..|
or is it her ears that she's trying to hide?
Despite the discomfort of an itchy, heavy fleece they clearly miss it when its gone and Buddy and Luke spent much of the weekend revisiting the sacks of fleece and smelling it as well as “helping” me to sort it and clean it. Perhaps I should knit them some chunky sweaters to wear after shearing next year to help them acclimatise…..