Shorn on Saturday

Hi everyone..it’s me Oscar
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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!

Tricked good and proper !
Tricked good and proper !

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!

The assistant..a girl of all things!
The assistant..a girl of all things!

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!

But dad and Ray got him down!
But dad and Ray got him down!

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!

Non compliant to the end
Non compliant to the end
Not really dignified !
Not really dignified !

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.

Jock is stressed
Jock is stressed

But soon he was up and out!

And as far away from the barn as he could go..
And as far away from the barn as he could go..

And that young assistant( she was 15 months old) wanted to round him back up!

Hey sheep come back here!
Hey sheep come back here!

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!

How embarrassing!
How embarrassing!

This is how the shearing set up looks from the ute..does your salon look like this?

Portable sheep station
Portable sheep station

I was done in no time..i did not squirm as much as Jock! but boy that drench! yuk!

But I got out a bit quicker because I calmed down!
But I got out a bit quicker because I calmed down!

You know that Assistant still kept her eye on us!

Hey you sheepies get back here!
Hey you sheepies get back here!

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!

Yep he just pretended he was asleep!
Yep he just pretended he was asleep!

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…

Almost finished and Felix has just a little nick
Almost finished and Felix has just a little nick

Mum could not get a picture of Felix because he was outta there!
And you guessed it the assistant was watching!

Seriously sheepies!
Seriously sheepies!

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!

The wools we lost today
The wools we lost today

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 🙂

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49 thoughts on “Shorn on Saturday

  1. wow now you are nekked in internet… like Paris once :o) I’m glad it’s over, boy, your eyes nearly broke my heart Jock…. maybe next time the assistant is ready to do this job, girls have a good hand for hair styling…

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    1. Thank you Easy I am glad it is over..peeps do not understand about sheeps and what we go through..i do feel like Paris and maybe I will be famous too..lucky mum did not show the butt shots..YIKES! the assistant she was really keen to help and maybe she could do a good job on the styling! do not feel sad mum and dad were with me and told me it was ok and stayed close by..we just get stressed so easy…maybe we need therapy! Baaaa’s Jock xxx

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      1. He was Easy..some sheep breeds now just moult! their wool just peels off..now that is a fashion! but I know when Miss Sharon gets our wools she will make good use of them! at our old house we had the neighbours cat sleeping in our wools at night….made a nest…boy!

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      2. I’m sure Miss Sharon will make fabulous things from your wool and I know she will make all things with love while thinking about you. And we all should think about the sheeps when we wear things made from wool… we don’t buy such things in stores after watching the Peta-video and also the cashmere stuff is banned here (good for dad’s wallet). Mom said she can’t wear it anymore without a super black conscience… I hope no one makes a video about the poor cotton plants or we have to go nekked …

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      3. Baaaaaa yes we would be in troble..peeps have no idea what anipals go through for them…clothing perfumes always something..we need our wool to come off but not all peeps are so concerned with how it is done..mum and dad would stop a bad shearer and send him packing! we many years ago had a hand shearer.but he lives very far away now..he was like going to a barber for a really good shave! and he did it as a hobby because he loved sheep!

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  2. EEEEK! Nekkid sheepies! But I bet you will be much more comfy in the hot weather without those heavy sweaters AND it’s OVER with now so you can relax. Glad Mr. Ray and his assistant did a good job and you were OK except for one tiny nick. When you’re squiggly and wiggly it must be hard for them……So happy you’re OK!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Ye Nekky Sammy! Baaaa and cooler! we are pleased that Mr Ray and his assistant were good….even though we told him off when he had finished BAaaaa .he said he gets it all the time BAAAA yep we al got just a couple of nicks..but Oscar had none on his neck and as a Merino that is really good..he nearly always gets nicks there because of the skin folds! ..so phew..all over…nekky run now 😉 loves Jock xx

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    1. C.K. you would but they hate it..worse than a dog bath hahaah ..it is a painful thing for them..:( we are giving some wool to another blogger who crochets beautiful things 🙂 and he rest ..well I will have to see what I can do;) loves Fozziemum xxx

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  3. Wow what a day you had. Glad youz’ll be much cooler now but sorry youz had to go fwu dat. Now dat yous peeps got all yous wool, what awe they gunna do wiff it?

    Luv ya’

    Dezi n Lexi

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      1. Baaa’s Dezi an Lexi…always the way..but the sun is coming back..we did find good spots in our shed to stay warm..an we still have wool enough to protect us 🙂 Baaa’s Oscar xxx

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  4. Crikey ….. I bet EVERYONE’s glad that’s over and how much cooler you will all feel. You sure don’t need those coats in 40C temps!! Your wool sure looks beautiful but better off than on, aye??
    Mum fell in love with the assistant. She reckons she’s a very beautiful lookin’ kelpie. She’s got a bit of a thing about kelpies. She really wanted one when she got me but thought she might have a bit of trouble keeping up with the energy levels. So she bought ME!!! For once in her life she showed some sense, aye??

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    1. Baaaaa yes the Assistant was beautiful! I agree mum made a wise choice! they are great dogs but need to work and work hard or they can be very destructive..so mum did make a good choice with you 🙂
      And we feel better without the wool in this heat..the wool will go to a lady who makes wonderful crochet animals etc 🙂 loves oSCAR XXX

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  5. Way to go Oscar an Jock!! You keeped Mr Ray on his toess!
    Felix it iss a good fing you were calm beecause mr ray wood have been too tired to sheer ya propurrley…
    That little doggie assistant iss sorta cute….fur a doggie 😉
    Yur all lookin fine & wee is reeleeved all went well.
    Mew BAAAA mew….
    Luv Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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