Yesterday was my favourite day if the farming year. Sheep shearing.
The actual technical side of the day was unchanged from last year so if you want to read about that, you can here.
The differences this year were obviously out new addition, our little farm baby who had some milk, looked at the sheep for a bit and then fell asleep, missing most of the action.
Boo really seemed to enjoy the day and there were plenty of opportunities for selfies and family photos.
We sheared them in the yard last year but this time we did them in the field to avoid stress to the animals and, to be honest, it is less work.
As usual, everyone worked so hard and the children and I arrived for the best bits. Lunch and Minty, our pet sheep getting sheared.
Poor old Archie, our Norfolk terrier was also sheared again.
Sheep shearing is a day of team work, jokes and hard work and it looks like Boo has also begun to enjoy it. Let’s hope Baby G does too.