Saturday June 20th was the day set for shearing the Southdown sheep from the Nepcote Flock. Luckily the weather was dry, although rather cloudy, and Louise Spong and I joined the flock’s owners, Graham Langford, Hari Doman and Martin Rolph, at the field. Louise and I wanted to look at each fleece as it came off the sheep’s back so we could select those we wished to reserve. As it turned out, the fleeces were generally of such good quality that we selected nearly all of them.
The photos below are a reminder of a great day with excellent refreshments too!
Here are the sheep waiting their turn for shearing
Number 11’s fleece looked good to me, so I made a note of the number and waited for her to be shorn.
Number 11’s turn has come
The fleece starts to come off
Number 11 without her fleece
Here is her fleece rolled up
This lamb was very interested in the fleeces
These two watched the proceedings with interest