Sheep spa day

What better thing to do on a beautiful sunny evening than catch 17 semi wild Soay sheep and try to help them to remove their winter coats. Tonight was shearing night where Becs and I spend at least 2 hours bent over various disgruntled sheep removing their fleeces with hand shears. It’s all very rootys (one ewe wee-d during the process narrowly missing us). The rams are the hardest, they weigh about 30 kg, are as agile as a deer and have two huge deadly weapons attached to their heads.

Anyway, the job is done again for another year, with the worst injury being the various gnat bites we both received around the builders-bum line.

We also wormed them all, so they should be good for another 6 months. Hooves need a really good trim next time.

Here is the pre-salon picture. Will upload a ‘post’ one when the light is better.

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