Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Can You Hear The Drums, Orlando?

 

Did you run as fast as you could? Did you know today would be the day your fleece would be shorn, and soon we will see some wonderful creations from Fiona?

They are almost unrecognisable from the woolly boys of yesterday. The warm weather is a good time to shear them,  now they do look very BARE!!! But, without all that fleece, I can see they really are BOYS!!!

I'm hiding in the shed 

Some  shade for our bare skins Did I know it would be TODAY

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ Never ask the shearing gang/barber/ or hairdresser  if you need a haircut,  the answer will  always be YES”

Greetings from Jean

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awww. so cute!

Georgia said...

Goodness, aren't their necks long! They look more sheep-like. I wonder if they are as docile as sheep usually are while being sheared.

Linda said...

They are beautiful, Jean! Thank you so much for sharing this!

eileeninmd said...

Jean, your boys look adorable! Such cuties! Great shots!
Thanks for sharing with Saturday's Critters! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Love your quote. LOL Oh those guys are going to feel so much cooler now. Sorry I missed so many of your previous blogs. I accidently deleted all blog feed updates. This is twice I have done this. At there I can often quickly read and stay caught up. Now I know I have missed so much on many peoples blogs. Oh Well. Wish you both a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Hugs Carrie

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi!
They are very qute, what are you doing with the whool?
Had a great trip with my dogs to Åland , Finnland(Island between Sweden and Finnland,
Field trial and we got 1st price both of them, I am very happy

acreativeharbor.com said...

Adorable critters photos ~ Merry Xmas to you ~ carol, xxx

Brit said...

Strange but very cute animals :)

Nancy J said...

Hi all, I was talking to Fiona this morning, and Biggles, one of the smaller boys, not only got shorn, but was castrated too!!! Very graphic indeed. And Orlando( Honey colours in his fleece) is not the tallest, Grenadier is, so after being able to know them by name, and fleece, now I need to distinguish by height and what is left on their head. Greetings, Jean. p.s. Lindsjo, Fiona will have the fleece carded, and she might spin it. will do posts of that when done, then knit into hats? scarves? her man suggested a Kaftan!!! This was met with raised eyebrows...But I guess in Peru they do just that.

camp and cottage living said...

They are sure sweet looking animals.
I bet their fleece is so nice and warm!

Nancy J said...

Yes, the boys are lovely friends, would that I was at least 20 years younger, then I too would like to have them, breed, use their fleece, and show them off. Cheers, Jean. p.s. I have heard the fleece that is not top grade can be used for house insulation!!! Very warm.

genie said...

What a fun post. Last week the alpacas down the road were sheered and they look so naked. It won’t be long before they will be wearing their little jackets to stay warm.

June said...

You realise I'll have that Abba song on my brain now!!
Could be worse with all these so called Christmas songs on the radio and in the malls - [and yes, I know the song is Fernando] Regards, June

Our photos said...

He is Lovely!
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
RW & SK

Carol Mattingly said...

With or without, cute.

Nancy J said...

Hi all, yes June, I had to sing the song (silently) to make sure I had the right title, and almost forgot totype "Orlando".Welcome, Genie, you have such a wonderful blog, love the old Churches and fences .Did you find me at Saturday Critters? RW & SK, a second Birthday Wish, to one of you at least!!!and Carol, they are so cute and very friendly, yesterday I was right in the paddock with them. Cheers, Jean

Ela said...

So lovely.
Nancy, I wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Michaele said...

Their wool is fantastic to spin and use. They don't look half bad. They are too cute for that.

Our photos said...

Thanks Jean for your post on our blog!
Greetings, RW & SK