Summer for me means a lot of farm work and shearing sheep is one of them. Usually it takes two good days to get all of them done.
First of all we need to get the sheep down from the mountain, that includes a lot of walking and some running.
Lady, as the sheepdog she is, of course gets to tag along. This year though she needs to be on a leash, because she is only a puppy at heart and still doesn’t really get how it’s suppose to be done. Although she did pretty well fir being her first time.
It went okey this year. We got almost all of them down.
And of course men needed a break after all of the walking and running.
“Back to work, the sheep are waiting” someone yelled.
We don’t shear the lambs here in The Faroe Islands. It’s to cold, even in the summer for them to be able to survive if they get sheared.
However we do vaccinate them, which became my job. Someone read my blog on when we helped out at the cattle ranch in Canada and figured, if I could vaccinate cows I had to vaccinate the sheeo to.
This ones horns where growing to close to his head, so he had to have a little trim.
And my Grandfather was in charge of de worming medicine, every sheep needs that.
a Scottish Blackhead, my favorite kind of sheep, ready to be sheared.
Even some women help out at this particular time. Shearing wool is an easy womans job, some said. I on the other hand grew up following my Grandfather arround, so I do everything. Even the jobs that are considered to be the men’s job. I can’t count how many times I have heard the words “Harriet, you need to act more like a Lady” hehehe.
But in the end of the day all that really matters is that the job is well done rigth?
And that there is time for some goofing arround if you ask my brothers.
Lady is probably the only one who is ready for a second round.