But the mess in her fleece only got worse as winter wore on. Unfortunately, I bought 200 bales of hay, last summer, that were apparently full of burdock! GRRRrrr
I knew it was supposed to be a gorgeous day today so I planned on picking burdock out of fleeces and trimming feet on a few of the girls...
First I had to get everything ready. One bucket for putting the burdocks in. One for any fleece that I plucked off and wanted to keep. A scissor, foot trimmer, and hand shears. My camera, a dog brush and comb, halters, the sheep "chair" and a stool for me to sit on. And, of course, COOKIES.
BLUFF COUNTRY ANGEL volunteered to go first...
It took me a close to an hour to get all the burrs picked out. I had to use the dog brush on some areas where the burrs just split into little slivers that I couldn't pick out of the ends of her fleece. Angel was SO good!
Her "reward" (in addition to about a pound of cookies!) was a pedicure!
Somehow, Angel didn't really seem to appreciate the pedicure all that much.
I managed to get FIVE ewes done today! I had only planned on doing three. I figured that would be enough to wear me out. But Sera and Rosie were hanging around so I figured I may as well do them while they were right there anyway.