Monday, November 9, 2009

Darla Gets a Brand New 'Do

Darla got sheared today because she was one big wooly mess. I decided to try it myself, even though I knew my clipper blades were dull. And were they ever. It took way longer than it should have, but I got it done!

Thanks to Devin for taking the first two pictures!



Darla was very calm and well-behaved, which helped me do my job. I need all the help I can get, because I don't shear very often, so it's hard!


I finally finished right as it was getting dark. I clipped her ears with my hand shears, and discovered that she's missing good chunk out of her right ear. I wonder what happened? Dog bite?

And, she's LOVELY!


I'm thrilled with her! I got a really good deal for her, and now I'm almost wondering what's wrong with her. I know the breeder said she just didn't grow quite as long as he'd wanted. That's ok by me. He's into showing sheep, and I don't know that I'll show her.



I'll trim the leggings by hand tomorrow. It was getting too dark to finish! And I'll get more pictures of her.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Awww, now she needs a sweater.

And please tell Devin he takes very nice pictures.

Becky said...

I agree, Linda... those are great pictures of you, Katie. Way to go, Devin :)
Darla looks a lot more comfortable... a bit naked..but more comfortable.
That's great that she was so calm for you. She sounds like a really sweet girl :)

Kelly or Alex said...

I am always amazed at how small the sheep are when they are shorn. You have a good back girl! It looks like Darla has boots on. Good job on the shearing.
kelly

katiegirl said...

Thanks Kelly, but my back and hamstrings are not very happy with me today!!!

Susan said...

I am impressed! That looks like quite a job. At least Darla seemed to be patient and cooperative. She does look like she is wearing very fashionable boots now.

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Deb said...

Great Job Katie girl!! She looks so much healthier now. I bet she is a tad cold with these low temps we're having here. How long does it take to grow? You really outdid yourself Katie! Love you, Momma
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