Caught up Daphne in the shed this afternoon and she became the next haircut candidate.
She can be a handful, as she’s always been a really physical gal, always wrestling with me over hoof trims, shearing, vaccinations. Today was no different. Started with hooves- and hers are a mess right now, so I’m sure that’s why she didn’t want any of it. But thankfully she settled down a bit once I got to shearing.
Here she is in a calm moment about halfway through
(just after that, she got all freaky and dragged the wool through the straw in the shed, of course)
And here she is with her fluff mostly managed
A little felty along the topline, but her side and chest wool is soooo sweet. Or will be, once I pick out all the bedding. Grrr. At least she’s off to a fresh start for the summer.
Meanwhile, in the hoophouse, a couple pretty new colorways are drying-
That’s Blood Orange on Esther + Violet Border Leicester on the left, and Deep Water on Esther + Purple (on Felix? maybe) on the right.
And I’ll send you out with a short clip of sheep peacefully grazing-
and a little visit with yellow chig
Have a good week everyone-