Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Keebs And His Big Boy Haircut



"Yikes, Keebs, what did they do to you?"



I guess Keebler's all grown up now.

He did a good job at the barber shop. The tips from the shearer at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival really helped. I tried to flip him over to do his tummy, but barely got that done. Stella and I decided it wasn't worth the physical trouble and also the worry about having them upside down. Besides, if I can't flip Keebs, how the heck am I going to flip Boudreaux, Buddy or Peabody? I know there's a technique, but we've gotten along pretty well so far...



In case you are wondering about the wavy lines, those are his curls. Aren't they neat?

They'll be even neater when they all grow back. I miss my shaggy baby :-/.

12 comments:

Alice said...

Keebler's face looks sad all down in the grass. Hank looks confused. Sheering albeit not too pretty, will grow back and that's a good thing.

Jenny Glen said...

I need to see his face! I can't picture little Keebs all shorn so I want to see if his face still looks the same.

lisa said...

Nice curls!

colleen said...

He looks so soft I just want to cuddle with him and Hank.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I've seen on Nancy's blog that she uses a hammock/chair to put them in upside down. I'm sure you've seen that though.

DayPhoto said...

I'm impressed that you did your own shearing! Did you use a flip table? Oh I guess not, because you talked about turning him over.

Hank does seem curious!

Love the photo and story!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Michelle said...

Love that pearly sheen on freshly shorn Keebs!

kristi said...

I love the Cots just after they get sheared but its even better watching the curls grow back in. Though nothing is quite as fun as watching them figure out who is who after shearing time:)

Anonymous said...

I just went back to look at Keebler in his September 11 portrait. You must have a beautiful fleece there, all baby soft. That looks like a very good sheering job to me. I am looking forward to seeing his fleece grow back in.
(I am embarrassed to admit I didn't recognize Graham. He looks so grown up already.)

Leah

June said...

I am truly amazed that a "tan" sheep looks so white when shorn! Keebler and Graham will always be special, no matter what size they are!

Shelley said...

Love the curls!

flowerweaver said...

He doesn't look too happy about it. I'd love to see his face now that he's shorn, too. I'm so used to all that shag!

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