The BIG DAY is finally here!
Today the sheep lose their fleeces.
After a year of growing and growing and growing the wooliest of wooly pajamas....
they are going to be sheared.
This will be the first shearing for the lambs.
Gracie is an old pro.
Unfortunately, today is supposed to be a rainy day and tomorrow is to be our last cold day.
In preparation, we moved the sheep into the barn yesterday.
This way we can do the shearing in the barn aisle... out of the rain.
And afterwards they can stay in the relative warmth of a barn stall until tomorrow's
cold spell is over.
Amazingly, the transfer went without a hitch...
As for the rest of the weekend...
it was wild and crazy!
Saturday started like this...
Sunday started like this...
with a woodsy hike.
Hubbs had found some interesting mysteries in the woods earlier this weekend.
First was this hollowed out tree...
newly dug out ( two weeks ago it did not look like this.)
We suspect that a hungry bear woke up from his hibernation and was in search of insects.
You can see the claw marks.
He made a hole in the trunk of this tree large enough for a nine year old!
And then we found this on our platform tent in the woods....
Muddy bear paw (claw) prints!
There was also the print of fur in the mud stains.
The game cameras are hanging in the woods...
maybe we will see the perpetrator one of these days!
One of our silly activities when hiking our woods is pushing over trees.
Now, don't get me wrong... we only push over rotted, dead trees...not living ones.
It's extremely satisfying...
Yes...that's life in the country!
And it doesn't take much to entertain us!