Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sooo I Decided...

..that since we only have 4 sheep, I just needed to bite the bullet and buy some real sheep clippers. Last year I tried to do it with some old horse clippers and it took me 6 days to do 4 sheep! I bought these clippers...

..and here are the blades I have to use to get through the heavy wool. These blades alone cost $40.00!

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Good Luck. I hope those shears help out and not take 6 days. You must show us a before and after picture~a sheep makeover! Have a great day!

Susan said...

That's going to be quite a job. I can't wait to see the pictures.
Hugs, Susan

Ginger said...

At that price, I hope you don't have to replace the blades too often. What do you do with the wool (is that what it is?) after you shear them?
Hope it goes better this time.
Ginger

Amy said...

I have wonderful memories of watching my grandfather shear sheep. It took him just a few minutes to do each one, but he was doing it for speed, NOT for accuracy! It definitely wasn't perfect. But it was so much fun to watch. My grandfather had about 20-30 sheep, and boy were they happy to get that wool off in the summer!!

Sandy said...

Like Cynthia said - you just have to show up the before, during and after photos of shearing those sheep!
Finally had a day to come by and visit my favorite bloggers! Have been way too busy.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Many Blessings,
Sandy

vivian said...

oh what fun! do the sheep cooperate well? I just dont imagine that they do! I want sheep! (well only kidding.. but I do think if I had a farm and someone to take care of them for me, I would want them!!) What do you do with the wool when youre done?
have a sweet day!
hugs!
vivian