Sheep Shearing

In farm news, we haven’t figured out what killed our geese.  Tom mowed the field they are in and the next one over so there is less hiding.  We have a security camera on their field as well and will be watching it closely.

Mr. Pink is getting more accepted and comfortable.  He is reacquainting with his harem the goat side of the barn.

In the orchard, the red currant is blooming and is gorgeous.

And the peach tree is absolutely loaded with small fruits.  It is hard to appreciate in the photo.

The chicks are growing well.

But today was finally shearing day!  It all started with Diddley,

then Maybelle,

and then Vanessa. She seemed to struggle a little so was finished standing up.

Then came Harlen,



and Hodor.  Now you can see his light spot again.

I started feeding the sheep (and a couple of goats) as they were hungry.

While the last sheep Walda was sheared.  I now realize that I forgot to get a photo of Wendel being sheared.

Then we had Afternoon Tea!

I had made recipes from A Dish Of Tea.  It is recipes from the Conner Prairie Museum in Indiana.  I got this when we were at Fort Nisqually.  From the bottom left of the photo moving clockwise there is Cheese Ramikins, Strawberry Turnovers, Orange Cake, Lemon Cookies, Scottish Scones, and Cucumber Sandwiches in the middle.  In the middle is also Lemon C 3rd.  I cheated a little and made Microwave Lemon Curd instead of the recipe in the book as I was running out of time.  I purchased Darjeeling tea from My Cup of Tea which is an amazing tea house and shop in Burlington.

Here is the security camera showing the sheep out in the pasture again.


Now it is time to relax.  Tom is enjoying cider in his Mount Rainier glass.

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15 Responses to Sheep Shearing

  1. Starling Fajãzinha says:

    Nice photos. Things look great!

  2. thecrazysheeplady says:

    That is quite a shearing spread!

  3. Ruth Terry (Auntie) says:

    You had me at Lemon Cookies, and LEMON CURD, AND SCONES!!!!!
    Great job shearing the sheep. I’m impressed!!!

  4. Jeanne says:

    I’m glad Mr. Pink is doing better. Beasties can be so ornery toward new additions.
    I can see lots of peaches on your tree!
    The shearing was interesting. I’m sure the sheep are feeling better now.
    That was quite a Tea you put out! Good job. I love lemon curd, and usually will buy a small jar of it made by Dickinson’s. It’s really delicious. I had no idea you could make it in the microwave.
    Were there remains of your geese around the farm? Or were they just gone?

    • Donna says:

      Beasties can be so obnoxious to newcomers. I do think the sheep are feeling better. They look so small! We found one goose with it abdomen eaten. We found small parts of two other geese out of 5 total
      That went missing. So it’s a mystery m

    • Donna says:

      The homemade lemon curd is so much better than store bought. It’s really amazing!

      • Jeanne says:

        Since I’m the only one who can have it, I probably won’t make any, unless our friend Jan would help me eat it up. Marlys can’t tolerate citrus fruit at all. I looked at the recipe you used, but I can’t remember how much it makes. Can you tell me? I know it takes a lot lot of juice.

      • Donna says:

        It made 5 small jars so less than I though. They are probably 1/3 cup each.

  5. Michelle says:

    Your ‘senior’ flock look to be in good shape!

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