Thursday, August 22, 2013

What The What?!?


"They cut off all my hair!"


The gratuitous "before" shot.

Hershey has had a lot of wool.  It's been an unusually cool summer, so up to this point I didn't feel like he was terribly stressed and thought he could hold out for the fall shearing.  The other night though, when I was playing Chase Me with the boys and he didn't want to run and jump as much as the others, I decided he was headed to buzz cut city.

Chase Me is a great game.  Similar to racing around with Hank when the weather turns cool, you just gotta get 'em started and the next thing you know they are boing boing boing-ing all over, racing back and forth, running into each other, Daniel can jump over the top of any of them, Bitey Whitey had a wipe out the other night and ended up with green knees...  Good times :-).


"Oh, man, that's one sweet mullet!"


"What's a mullet?"


"Blossom said I was cute!  She really did!"


"Dude, you look ridiculous."


Don't listen to them Hershey.  I think you're very handsome!  They're just mad they didn't get a haircut and now you are going to be able to run just as fast as they do ;-).


And don't worry boys.  Bill will be here in another week or so. 

26 comments:

Michelle said...

YOU just couldn't wait to get your hands on that WOOL! ;-)

Tombstone Livestock said...

I have several March lambs that could probably use a good haircut right now. Not to mention some of the goats could use a haircut again, and I still have bags and bags of wool to take to the mill.

Tyche's Minder said...

Oh my god. Those are my favorite photos ever. What a fantastic group of boys. I am so in love with my sweet ram lamb. I want a whole group like this! But, tell me, before I have to learn it the hard way...am I suppose to get him sheared NOW? In August?

Andee said...

Oh Hersey you do look handsome (chuckle). He does shine!

thecrazysheeplady said...

We shear the long wools twice a year. If you leave them go a whole year between shearings, they tend to get felted up and so long that they aren't fun to work with and many times are ruined. Now, that being said, some people really like the super long curls, so it's a bit of a conundrum. I mostly go with the comfort of the animal and last year, when it was sooo hot, I sheared everyone again in like June/July and tossed that shearing as it was too short to work with. So...probably need to find someone smarter than me to ask.

Tyche's Minder said...

Ok then, thanks! That's exactly what I was confused about. We're still pretty cool here this summer, but if we do hit a hot spell, I'll break out the shears. Um, did I say break out? I meant BUY. :)

Mary Ann said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE THE MULLET. He is quite the handsome sheep!

Susan said...

He was made for a mullet - or vice versa. Beautiful sheep.

Alice said...

Hershey's face is so handsome !! He wears that hairstyle better than Tim. Nekkidness becomes him. Glad you made him comfy. Hope you saved his baby fleece. :-)

Stacey at Fearn Abbey Needleworks said...

I think he looks very debonair (ahem).

Michelle said...

Not a mullet but rather a BAD TOUPE.

Mary said...

This post makes me so happy! :). And i love both the before and after shots. I'd LOVE to play chase me!

Brigitte said...

Thanks Sara for sharing the pictures! :))

Nina said...

Pretty colour of fleece from that handsome boy. I love seeing the way sun bleached tips add interesting depth to dark fleeces.

Suz said...

just a big hee hee hee

Michelle said...

The hair on the top of the head just cracked me up!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such a beautiful color of wool! He HAS to feel better!!

Adriene J said...

Best haircut ever. I think he looks rather handsome with the contrast of his beautifully-coloured wooly mop and his dark under colour. Wouldn't mind spinnin' some of that!

Miha Giustina said...

Oh, boy, if he looks funny! In a good way, of course! :-).

How do you plan on using his fleece?

I read somewhere that sheep wool makes nice pillows. Is this true? Rest your head on a Hershey pillow, munching on a bag of Hershey chocolates. Oh, yes!

thecrazysheeplady said...

You would want a densely crimped fleece to stuff a pillow. That would be Ewen McTeagle or Lila. Hershey would make a very flat, unlofty pillow...but will make a really soft pretty scarf/hat/mitten combo I'm thinking :-D.

MarmePurl said...

The mullet is bound to start a trend you know. Especially if they ladies are offering favorable comments.

Sheepmom said...

Blossom and Hershey sittin' in a tree....B-A-A-A-I-N-G. He is now the Cool Kid in the group that all the young girls will swoon over. Good shearing job - Did you do him standing up or sitting on his butt? I'm sure he will be way happier without that wool and now you have some fiber to work with! Poor crazysheeplady - so bored you have to go to the barn and strip a sheep so you have something to do :-) hahahahaha

thecrazysheeplady said...

Standing up! I'm too slow to sit one down :-/. Yeah, I was running out of fiber haha :-D.

Miha Giustina said...

::--)))!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Gawd, I couldn't stop laughing. Sorry Hershey but Dude, you DO look ridiculous! But nice fleece...

LannieK said...

What a handsome dude!

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