This is my friend before, all fluffy and brown woolly, and here is my friend after, a smaller, less fluffy version of her former self.
To the left, in all her woolly splendor! My friend now looks like she forgot to get dressed! I was very nervous as I watched my mom and my friends go into our little house fluffy and woolly, and then come out looking...well... this is a family blog, so I can't say what I am thinking, suffice to say that if I were them, I would hide from the camera! In fact, I had to hide from the camera this afternoon. When they got a hold of me, finally after much running around the pen and jumping over things (see below), they realized that I did not have enough wool to actual shear me, so they gave my face and legs a quick shave and off I went. Now, I no longer look cute, I look more like an old man. Hence why I am hiding from the camera.
Below are before and after shots of my mom. The sheep shearers said her wool was not so good because she just had me and her body was working hard at producing milk. Hopefully next summer her wool will look nice and healthy again.
I am sure she was glad to shed the wool! I would say she looks a lot cooler now!
And, as you can see from the "after" shot, she has dark spots!
Remember Teresa and Ella's favorite Baby Doll Sheep? Yes, its the white fluffy one pictured at the right. She was so fluffy that you could barely see her face or eyes.
Now to see the after photo! Look below! She is definitely a shadow of her former self! In fact, she hardly looks like a sheep anymore, now resembles a goat- but shh... don't tell her!
Finally, Jason let us eat, so we are munching on hay, and I think I hear him walking up to give us a scoop of grain and let us bed down for the night in our little barn.
We love living at The Grassy Knoll Farm! We are so glad to have shed our winters clothes for this new summer wear!
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