Monday, April 6, 2009

Wool Ewe Stay Or Wool Ewe Go

A sure sign of spring around here is when the sheep get sheared each year after a year's worth of wool. After not being worked or handled from late November until April, the sheep are frisky and decidedly not in favor of relinquishing their wool.  
It was a cool Minnesota day today with a northwest wind and temps in the 30's, but we were sweating after shearing, worming, and clipping hooves (actually the shearer did most of the sweating). 
I love this time of year.  The weather teases us with snow and temps below freezing one day followed by temps in the 40's and 50's the next day.  There is excitement in the air as we gradually transition from indoor activities into outdoor activities. The dogs are feeling their wheels as they run across the fields which is no longer frozen under them.  Life is good.

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