Sunday, April 13, 2008

Roo the Day

This is Charlie Bucket. Quite a hairdo, eh?

While we wait for Andy Rice, our excellent but very busy shearer, to arrive, Charlie's decided to take matters into his own hooves. He is "rooing", shedding his winter fleece for a coat of fresh spring finery. We didn't shear the ram lambs in the fall, so they wouldn't have to put extra energy into maintaining body temperature on those crisp fall nights and frigid winter days. Excitable teenage ram lambs can run themselves ragged with all that butting and breeding and general carrying on, and we didn't want to risk the health of our little triumverate.

Rooing is the result. We've plucked some of Charlie's fleece, but some of it is still stuck tight. Guess he'll just look a little ragged for a while.

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