All Nakey


The shearing man was here yesterday!

Sheep look so much smaller after they’ve been sheared. Which suddenly reminds you of why it all makes sense that they can be such escape artists.

I’m talking to you, Crazy!!


  1. Joell says:

    :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
    Oh my!! they look so cute after their “haircuts” like babies again, I just want to hug them all—and give them cookies.

  2. Karen H says:

    Do you think they might be cold, now, or just relieved to have their heavy coat removed?

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      It’s been pretty warm here most days. If they’re chilly at night, they will share body heat. This is actually late in the year for shearing. Most people shear earlier. If we have a real cold snap, I’ll take them to the barn. On some days, it’s been so hot I’ve been worried about them being overheated with their wool on!

  3. Chickenlady62 says:

    Suzanne, So what great plans do you have for their wool?

  4. IowaCowgirl says:

    “all nakey”. ha. love it.

  5. Merino Mama says:

    Yowza! Close shave — I see pink skin on Annabelle! Guess that makes the sheering last longer though. :sheep:

  6. cabynfevr says:

    Suzanne, do you shear your lambs the first year or wait until the following year? I’m new to sheep and I’m not sure!! Someone told me I could do it in the summer if they get uncomfortable?

  7. NancyL says:

    Your nekked sheep are beautiful!

  8. DancesInGarden says:

    Do they “cavort” after getting sheared, like they are happy with the change? Or do they walk around all ashamed like our poodles did after a haircut ROFL?

  9. emit says:

    What is the name of the guy that is doing the shearing? Might want to use him next year.

  10. outbackfarm says:

    Aw! They do look like they must think they are nekked. Where is the ram lamb? Did he get sheared too? I had my 3 wool sheep sheared around the first part of March. It’s been hot here. I think I am going to have to get the 2 Katahdin-Dorper ewes sheared now because their wool is not shedding like the full katahdin is. She looks like a flippin’ Viking right now. I laugh every time I look at her. And I can really see the last pregnant ewe’s fat belly and how fast she’s growing. Maybe by next month she’ll have hers and can join the new momma club. She’s the only one who hasn’t had lambs yet. I just love sheep.

  11. princessvanessa says:

    I hear Terry Jacks “Seasons In The Sun”—‘I was the black sheep of the family’…..

  12. BuckeyeGirl says:

    Have you found a place to process your wool yet? There used to be a place near me and I was hoping to go in person to talk to them, but it seems they closed up shop.

    I did find this place that handles small orders via another site, hopefully it’s at least a little helpful.

  13. LynneW says:

    Hi BuckeyeGirl,

    I asked my local yarn store owner (Black Locust Farm of Lodi, OH) last night about this and she says she is very happy with Zeilinger’s of Frankenmuth, MI.

    She raises sheep and spins/knits the wool after they process it; she generally sends it to them by UPS because unless you’re going that way anyways, it costs more to drive it up than to send it.

    Hope this helps ~

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