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.