We have never done this before. We had to not only sheer the sheep, but also give them worming medication and trim their feet. I LITERLY found a how to guide for trimming sheep hooves on the internet! Our good friends & neighbors, Debbie and Harry came to help. Don is not in any of the pictures because he was the photographer of the day!
Long story short ~ I got a pair of loaner sheep clippers - new they would cost $300.00 or more! I was told to buy new blades for them, which I was unable to locate..at ANY store in 2 county's!
The blades on the loaners were so dull, they were USELESS and we resorted to using some small horse clippers and scissors!
DONE! This is Ramses. He is our toy Cheviot Ram. He was such a good boy for his hair cut!
We have 2 miniature Cheviot and 2 toy Cheviot lambs. The toys are smaller. This is Edwina, a miniature ewe.
This is the pile of wool from ONE miniature lamb!BTW - we only got 2 of the 4 sheered.