Although this may appear the rustic form of a French guillotine, it is in fact our newly-built goat-milking, hoof-trimming, eye-checking stand.
Don't laugh ...
Our first contestant for hoof-trimming this afternoon was Jackson, our Jacob sheep ram. Although beginning with a ram may seem ill-advised, he is the easiest to catch and often the calmest of all of our animals.
Not that he enjoyed his experience in the 'tine.
Most hoof-trimming experts simply flip a sheep onto their backside with turned head; however, this set of horns makes such a position problematic.
And our final victim of the day (no photos of the ewes and female goat, I am afraid) - Heebs.