Monday, May 16, 2011

Spa day for the Ovine!

This past Friday the sheep got a well earned, and needed day at the spa. Uncle Dario was in charge of the day's beauty treatments. Since it snowed the day before, everyone got to spend the prior evening in the indoor arena with the big bales of hay safely behind lock and key. No eating before spa day!

The Spinner Ladies came again this year and took wool off our hands too.We had a few guest sheep come too. Harry from Guffey, after getting a little help loading his unruly critters, brought his Navajo Churro Sheep by the ranch for a little grooming. His ram has four horns and a bad attitude.

Uncle D did an awesome job as usual. I've decided that (just as soon as I win the Powerball) I am going to get him a gift certificate to wherever it is that sheep shearers go to buy toys so that he will have no excuse to turn me down when I beg him to come give haircuts this year. Uncle D is an expert shearer, he placed 12th in the World Championships several times. His father placed as high as 2nd. Dario commented on how he was the last in his family's line of shearers. That made me sad. Sometimes I think I'd like to learn how but that thought leaves quickly when I remember how much I just love sheep.

I had hoped to take Uncle D and Aunt Lori to dinner after the haircuts were done. That didn't work out so well. I'm just glad its all over for a year.

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