Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Shearing We Will Go

this happened over the summer when my human was house sitting where her goats live temporarily. the owner of the place has this here sheep. its a jacob sheep named jacob. real origional i know. so the sheep is as wild as a pig caught in hot wire but she did manage to catch it. problem is she didn't know how to tie it up in a way to keep its head up. so they wrapped its horns to the milk stand. i was laughing so hard. poor guy. he isn't being hurt at all but it looks awful.

i would like to note that the human has never sheared anything except her legs. so anyway she proceeded to cut off mr. jacobs wool with a pair of scissors, fiskars to be exact. strange practices these humans have and i am grateful i don't have wool. he did pretty good but the human cut his testicle sac and felt pretty awful about it.

above is the finished product.. looks like a whole new sheep! luckily claire at whispering acres helped the human with this project.
gerald the anti shearing goat


Claire the Shepherdess said...

I use fiskars too! The human did a great job! Jacob should be honored to have had such a positive experience. Nicking the balls is a good way of showing him who's boss. He'll get over it. At least she didn't cut them off! What is she going to do with the fiber?!

They said...

Reading the words "testicles" and "scissors" in the same paragraph makes us shake with fear. Bad, bad dreams...(shudder)