The rest of the time was taken up with general care and feeding of the animals and cleaning the barn out for the shearing, which took place a few days ago. It went very well. Friends from Wind n' Woolly Acres (their blog)came, so there was lots of helping hands. My brother also helped and my mother was in the kitchen to insure that a wonderful meal was on the table when we finished. Thank you for all the help everyone!
A neighbor dropped by to take photos of his yearling lamb that we wintered. He didn't know she would be sheared that day so it was a great photo opportunity. He will be sending me photos of "Sarah" being sheared and her fleece skirted. Unfortunately, I never thought to bring my camera to the barn, so I will have no photos but his.
The sheep have had some lovely spring days to ease them into their newly shorn coats. Days have been sunny and calm. Everyone goes into their sheds for the nights that are just below freezing.