Friday, November 5, 2010

And THIS is why I have sheep...

Even the really, really dumb ones.

These two sheep are the scariest sheep I have. They are actually the scariest sheep I have ever had! When we have to catch Gracie (the gray ewe) for whatever reason, if we have to go any distance with her, like to the garage/barn, we have to put her in the trailer and haul her over. Why? Because three steps out of the gate, or sometimes before we get to the gate, she decides that we're going to slit her throat and so throws her considerable weight to the ground and wont budge. She will lay there until we heave her up bodily and make her stand. Babs isn't quite that bad, we can usually get about 10 steps out of her before she gives up.
We sheared them yesterday, I feel a little bad about Gracie's head, but not bad enough to try to fix it, we left it a bit ragged. After fighting her for an hour and a half on the shearing stand I was just done. Babs walked out of her coat; after we took off all the wool it was way too big for her.

So why do I keep them?


Yeah.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Yummy, yummy - and the white one is Mine - all mine!! Bwaahaahaa!

Sharon said...

I think it's a form of addiction :)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

It absolutely is! If they ever declare wool to be a controlled substance, they'd just have to lock me up! I can't imagine a life without it.

Jody said...

Oh that grey fleece is gorgeous!

junepot said...

Oh boy, Becky! I can't wait to see what comes from that! :)