Fiber animals don’t enjoy haircuts anymore than young children and today was their annual haircut day. They also get their annual boosters and feet trimming. Interestingly, after having had to put up with a haircut, they don’t even flinch at hoof trimming and shots.
Here Mauve is being shorn.
Isn’t she pretty all white again. As you can see, even with a coat, she did not remain totally clean. That is because she didn’t get a coat until she was a few months old and this is her first shearing. However her fleece will be a breeze to wash as she doesn’t have lots of debris in it.
And Pinky is getting a new blue coat this year. . (Named Pinky because she was the first one coated and had a pink coat last year. This year it is blue but she won’t get a name change.) The coats are plenty big, but the sheep will grow into them rapidly as their fleece grows and the coats will be tight by fall. They look so pretty with their new coats just in time for Easter!