For the last three years, I have harvested fleeces from the boys using hand shears-
It’s a pretty casual affair, and we like it that way, but it does take me quite a while to get it done.
This year, we’re changing up the routine.
The new equipment just arrived the other day in it’s own special little suitcase:
Let’s take a look inside!
We’ve got the whole setup, and some extra blades –
Will probably still shear mostly with the boys standing haltered, but hopefully this will help us get through it a bit faster and make it a little easier to clean up their tummies when we do have them flipped.
Now we just need the weather to cooperate.
Wow Denise! You are getting fancy.
yeah, well, I’m very excited, but also a little scared of them. Hopefully Edgar will be patient with me as I get familiar with the new gear-