Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back To School Haircuts

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?"

27 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, honestly! I snorted my afternoon tea throughout this post! She is so, so, Maisie. I love the sort of swoon she had going there. And that tummy!

Michelle said...

LOL....gotta love Maisie and so happy that Hank is checking up on her.

gowestferalwoman said...

Oh maisie...sigh... you have to be the cutest sheep ever with those expressive eyes... who knew?

small farm girl said...

So is that considered a brazillion for sheep? lol

Miha Giustina said...

She has quite a range of facial expressions. This post made me laugh hard. Sweet Maisie.

Wol 'n Draad said...

Maisie is the cutest lamb ever!!!! Sigh....

Andee said...

I can't believe how big she has gotten! I wonder if alpacas like belly rubs?

Patrice said...

Maisie- I'm sure that all of our sheep would be at my computer daily to read your antics!However, they'll have to figure another way. Perhaps they'll get an e-reader for Christmas. :) lol

Willow said...

Ha Ha Ha what a card she is and that last photo with quote is a riot.

amyfibre said...

OMG! I'm howling here. Maisie is such a hoot. And your captions too. Thanks for the good belly laugh!

Tombstone Livestock said...

That last picture of Hank following her taking inventory is priceless. Maizie has grown into such a big beautiful girl.

Stacey at Fearn Abbey Needleworks said...

So cute! Love to see Maisie.

ms lottie said...

I went trawling back through your blog and found out Maisie's story. What an amazing journey - and now compared to the little scrap she was, wow! Love the comment about a sheep brazilian!

Mary said...

Best post ever! SO adorable, and Maisie is so full of sparkling personality! :). Love!

Shiralyn said...

I love seeing all the faces Maisie makes. I am sure
She considers herself a human not a sheep. Thanks for a good laugh.

Shiralyn said...

I love seeing all the faces Maisie makes. I am sure
She considers herself a human not a sheep. Thanks for a good laugh.

Gloria said...

Maisie has such a sweet smile.
Funny girl. Thanks for sharing.

Alice said...

I love Stella in the background watching intently on the shearing of dearest Maisie.

Maisie's belly exposed makes it all the better to scritch her on, my Dear!!

I wonder if she needs a blanket to sleep on like she did in the crate so the hay wouldnt pick at her little pink belly. ;-)

farmlady said...

Oh Maisie, Maisie, Maisie, you are something else.
I really think she kind of liked the whole thing. She's such a little drama queen. Love her.

Shirley said...

Like farmlady said! Exactly what I was thinking.
She sure has grown, all that effort you put into her has paid off, she has so much personality and almost a cult following here!

Kellie from Indiana said...

This post had me spittin up my mornin coffee trying to laugh! So cute!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Omg, howling laughing. Unmentionables indeed!!!

best post.....after you know what...
knock, knock

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hank is a good friend to her! I love all your sheep..they are all special in their own way..but Maisie is something else her and her tail:)

Michelle said...

So cute!

Suz said...

ah Maisie....you are a beauty
and your mama is quite the writer
and the guys not bad either...

LannieK said...

Sara... OMG, my apple pie just hit the floor -
Oh Maise...
Great pictures! One of the best ever posts!
Ditto all above!
:-)

Evie Jones said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I am head over heels in love with your sheep!
I like your knitting too ;-)

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