My faithful helper was at a quilt retreat and refused to leave to help with shearing this spring--I don't know why. My back up helper was having a good time in Wadena. So, just the two of us to do all the work. We managed quite fine.
Before shearing. The CVM/Romeldales are wearing coats to protect their fleeces from vegetation
Jim Peterson, from Wisconsin, shearing a karakul ewe
After shearing, all fleeced out and contentedly munching hay
About 18 of the sheep are ready to lamb starting the end of March.