Well we were tricked into the barn last night by dad..luckily it cooled down from 40.9C o 16C so we had a more comfy night..with a bit of Baa’ing of course!
Today at about 3 the shearer arrived..his name was Ray and he had an assistant! ..she was not needed because we were already rounded up..so she got to watch!
Jock was first and boy he kicked up a stink! legs banging the board and wriggling like a worm..he put up the good fight!
He played up the whole time and Ray kept telling him he could be out eating grass if he just calmed down..he didn’t!
But Ray was pretty good…he only did what he needed to get Jock in position and made sure he kept his legs away from Jock..see we can kick hard enough to break bones!
This picture mum shows you because you can see how much we stress in Jocks eyes.
But soon he was up and out!
And that young assistant( she was 15 months old) wanted to round him back up!
See as much as Jock walked off we won’t go far from each other..so next was me..urghh and yes I kicked that board like a real pro as well!
This is how the shearing set up looks from the ute..does your salon look like this?
I was done in no time..i did not squirm as much as Jock! but boy that drench! yuk!
You know that Assistant still kept her eye on us!
Next up was Felix..he had to watch and listen to us and you know..he was pretending he was asleep..he hardly put up a fight!
He wriggled a bit toward the end and you can see a little nick on his ankle..see if we squirm too much it happens…
Mum could not get a picture of Felix because he was outta there!
And you guessed it the assistant was watching!
So we went back to our front paddock not really any worse off apart from a few nicks ..we have been baaing since because we sorta do not know each other at the moment..i know nuts! Dad has given us a heap of feed and we will be much cooler..and all that pretty wool is now in the barn!
Dad thinks maybe about 15 kilos? what do you think ?
Thanks for all the supports and thoughts for us..mum is pleased it is done and Ray was a GOOD shearer..so all is wel..Baaaa’s Oscar Jock and Felix 🙂