the annual shearing of our Jacob sheep. For now, their thick heavy coats of wool protect from winter winds and cold. Especially for our ladies (pictured here), however, shearing should occur prior to spring lambing which begins mid March.
Pictured below, from left to right, are Maggie, Emma (the seven-month-old lamb), and Maisey.
Let's hope there are little lambs growing beneath all of that wool! We will be happy with two, overjoyed with three, ecstatic with four ...
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