Sunday, June 13, 2010

Shearing time

So we emailed someone on the craigslist that said they sheared. We were really excited because we havent been able to find anyone since we got Remulus. We tried to do it ourselfs but it was really hard, and we just didnt have the equipment to do it properly.

The person emailed us said they would be here in two weeks, it would cost $15 to shear and $20 to travel to our area...we were more then willing to pay. The day comes for the person to show up and it ends up being a very tall teenage girl around 13-14yrs old lol, in tow is her lil brother who helps her and her mom and grandma..must be a family thing :)

Anyways she tries once then second time she manages to get the Ram down. After that she starts to shear, and boy does she do a good job. It was great. Remuls looked like a new Ram!

We gave her a $5 tip for doing an awesome job, she told us previous stories of shearing, and how she learned via 4-H on how to shear her own animals.

I was thinking what a great job for her, for the summer and part time work. Most the people that shear around here only do large herds or they are too old now to shear anymore. Its a great business to get into with not only the sheep but the alpacas, and lamas too that belong to hobby farms.

Her mom told me she can clear up to $500 a day! on shearing. Yup I see her college education being paid b4 she even gets out of highschool.

Awesome day. Remulus I know feels soooo much better.

Below b4 Remuls got sheared:

Below after Remuls got sheared:

Friday, June 4, 2010

This was funny its my neighbors house, looks like the cow was delivering mail. Cow express?

Well we had some really high winds through here recently over 70'miles. We fared pretty good. We were on our way from picking up bricks from someone I got thru the craigs list. Its a good thing we had all that weight in the truck it kept the truck steady.

Check out my garden blog later I will have pictures of the bricks and what we will be doing with it. Our neighbor across the street lost her electricty that night. It was around 2am when i saw the CPS trucks around to fix it, by morning she had it back. I cant say the same for people in took longer for them I wonder why?

Sheep have been eating the fallen leaves like crazy. At least they are not hungry! We recently took 15 sheep to the butcher. We told them to ground it all up, would be easier to sell this way. Next time I am thinking of them doing chops and ground meat. We should be taking another load in by fall or winter..Need to do it b4 hunting season hits.

This is going to help our field a lot having 15 sheep less in our field so the grass can grow. We want to have eventually have only two rams and 20 sheep. We have been working on our garden a lot, we have to do it early in the morning or late at night cuz the heat has been brutal. I think I am going to lose my tomatoes if I dont find some kind of shade for them soon.

Trying to slowly clean up the house, I just havent been motivated but I really need to do it soon, company will be coming over in July so need to really do this, I have been concentrating more outside.

Well thats about the only update now. Need to update my garden blog.