Fencing Vacation (with Shearing Breaks)
Ok, I hadn’t mentioned this on the blog before, but this week we are on vacation.
An intensive fencing vacation.
We didn’t do any fencing Saturday, so today was day three.
It’s going well, but even with the tractor’s help (which is substantial) it is mighty hard work, and we’re pretty pooped.
We’ve got the stretch along the front of our property done yesterday, and this afternoon we put in another three-post corner, after spending some considerable time clearing the fenceline of offending shubbery.
But this morning, I got to help out with shearing over at Schoonover Farm!
Arrived at 10am, and the sheep were already penned up and ready to rumble.
The shearer (whose name I don’t remember) did a amazing job- it took all of 2 hours to do maybe 30 sheep?
I mostly held sheep after shearing and helped get them into the sling thingee so Donna could do hoof trimming and vaccinations.
Doesn’t Lewis look happy?
Was a lot of fun, a great learning experience, and I got a fleece for my efforts!
Not sure of the name on this guy. He’s a moorit yearling wether.
What a great day!
Will have pics of fencing progress tomorrow-