Bill Haudenschield was here Tuesday to shear the longwools (Buddy, Woolliam, B. Willard, Rebecca Boone and Keebs). I had him give Maisie a little trim too.
I'm sad this is blurry. Doesn't she take the funniest pictures? :-D
Since Maisie was born at an odd time of year (the end of November) I didn't want to shear her with everyone else back in March and have to throw away her lamb fleece because it would have been too short. I'd like to wait until next spring to shear her with the rest of the "lambs" (that were born in April) but I was worried with the extra few months of growth that she was hot.
In addition, besides Cheerios, Maisie's favorite thing is getting tummy rubs. I started doing that when she was a wee baby with tummy troubles and it seemed to make her feel better, sort of like burping a baby. Turns out all lambs like that, even the "normal" ones, so now every night they all line up for tummy rubs. Hershey gets the best one because he's nekkid. The wool gets in the way ;-).
Since the belly wool is always tossed anyway, I decided that a partial clip would free up Maisie's tummy rub spots and give her some late summer ventilation. I warned Bill that she was an extra sassy little lamb and he'd have his work cut out for him. She of course proved me wrong. Kids... ;-).
"You're gonna do what to me?"
"Oh my. This is odd."
"I'm just gonna close my eyes and hope it'll be over soon."
"He shaved my unmentionables!"
"I did a good job? That's all there is to it?"
Turns out that wasn't all wool under there. Look at that tummy! :-o
"You okay? What'dya mean they shaved your unmentionables?"