The same day that we extracted the first honey super was also a day that some of the bigger lambs were sheared. Our son, Clayton, not only put in a very long day training horses, but was generous enough with his time to shear 32 lambs at the end of his work day! What a blessing that was to us, especially since we don’t have to pay him:)
In the heat the lambs grow better if they are shorn. Since the lamb market is quite high now, we want as much gain as we can over a shorter period of time. The twins helped catch for Clayton to speed up the process a bit and were busy tagging some of the lambs that they wish to keep for breeding stock.
It was a very hot night and the fan was going to help keep the air moving. The following are some photos taken by Bella. I don’t think I’d ever hold up under all that bending, but Clayton doesn’t seem to notice it at all. The kids were having fun out there and were sharing some laughs and conversation throughout the whole procedure. Hopefully the lamb market prices will stay up there until these get hauled in for sale!