A bunch of these ewes are due in January. It makes it better for lambing if there is no wool to get in the way and last year I waited until the first week of Jan. to shear them. Having a couple of the first ones sheared give birth before the last ones were finished is cutting it a little too close!! So this year I started before Christmas!
Ruco Braat from Bailieboro came on Tues. and we sheared 133 of them. Not bad for a days work!
Here’s a before and after pic. Don’t they look nice and smooth once they’re done! (and a little bit funny!)