Obviously our "help" was limited -- the last thing we'd want to do is hurt the sheep. Andy, the professional shearer, did the all the actual shearing, while we helped with sweeping, labeling, picking, and bagging.
We met at the farm at 0800 and met the lucky sheep.
No trip to the farm is complete without a visit by Mistral, the bottle fed lamb who thinks she's a dog (or maybe even a human). She came out to investigate what was happening and get some chin rubs.
Andy couldn't resist a bit of fun with this one. Check out the mohawk!
Once we were done shearing, we checked on Crackerjack the llama and the pregnant ewes (lambs are expected starting in late April). They all ran out of the barn when they saw us coming!
We can't wait till June to go back and see the new lambs.