Sheep Shearing on the Johnson Ranch 2014 ~ Portraits by Amanda

April 17, 2014  •  6 Comments

 Well it's that time of year again!! Sheep shearing... we got this done a couple of weeks ago and now we've hit peak lambing season! I'll be posting some cute little lamb photos on here soon so keep your eyes open and subscribe to my blog if you want to see cute baby animals! It is spring you know so we'll have lots of baby's coming up on the blog soon!

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Ashley Durham(non-registered)
That's pretty cool!
Ashley(non-registered)
The freshly sheared sheep made me laugh. They look so confused! I don't think I realized how much wool one sheep could produce - crazy!
Arica(non-registered)
Wow, that's a lot of sheep sheering! I've never seen this before. Very educational. Hope the sheep are feeling more comfortable without their winter coats on ;)
Liesl Diesel(non-registered)
I used to watch my uncle sheer sheep like this! I was always nervous for them but he always told me it made them much more comfortable!
Melissa(non-registered)
wow, looks like hard work for both the workers and the ewes!
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