The Long and the Short of It

March 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm 10 comments

We started with the lawn chair method


But had to progress to the halter to get the haircut completed




Chone put up a bit more fuss, and went straight to the halter.



Crazy little bugger was ok through the shoulders and back,, but as soon as I got near his little tush, he turned into a bucking bronco!
We wrestled a while, but it was going nowhere, so I finally let him go and now he’s got a messy, shaggy haircut with a straggly butt.

Oh well. Suppose I’ll get him cleaned up later. (I think he kind of likes being a a mess)


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Best Laid Plans Monkey Business

10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  March 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Methinks Chone has a very vivid memory of something that happened in that neighborhood of his long, long ago….

    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  March 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      that could very well be. hadn’t thought of that!

  • 3. Donna  |  March 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Sorry about Chone. His brother’s the same way.

  • 4. sheepsclothing  |  March 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    too funny. they truly are two of a kind! he’s usually such a sweet little guy. but he really had me steamed yesterday-

  • 5. Bruce Poulsen  |  March 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Great shots that made me feel like I was there. Now I know how you do your shearing. Thanks.

    • 6. sheepsclothing  |  March 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      good to hear from you Bruce! yep, that’s how it happens. sometimes smoothly, sometimes not, but one way or another, I get the wool off!

  • 7. Yvonne Madsen  |  March 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Ahhhh. What good sheeple!

    How’s the sock monkey sweater coming? I’ve started a sock monkey vest. . . commercial yarn though.

    • 8. sheepsclothing  |  March 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      the monkey sweater is coming along pretty well, but is just round and round and round right now- almost to the point where I join the sleeves and body. the knitting will get more interesting once I’m into the shoulder and neck shaping!

  • 9. Tina T-P  |  March 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Next time maybe slip a valium in his treats – it probably tickled…

    We sheared today – the fleeces look a lot better than the girls do, but NO nicks – I was happy about that. They just look a little scraggly…T.

    • 10. sheepsclothing  |  March 14, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      always nice when you can get through with no nicks! so where do you send your fleeces for processing now that Gretchen has moved away?


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