This week we have been spending time out in the country with family visiting from New South Wales. They have been staying at a sheep farm just north of Bendigo and while catching up with them, we have been lucky enough to hang out with the sheep on the farm and see some of them be shorn.
Watching the sheep get their haircuts was such an interesting experience for me. Katie grew up on farms but until this week I had never seen shearing in real life. Before we even got to the shearing shed we had Kelpies dancing around our feet, saying hello and looking for pats. The dogs were so friendly to us and then they’d get a call and they were off to round up some more sheep. Inside the shed, the men moved so fast and the fleece came off all in one piece. Within minutes of being reluctantly dragged out of their pens for shearing, the sheep were outside again adjusting to the crisp air. When the ordeal was over you could almost see them smile.
I dream of having a few sheep of my own one day, so I get very excited at the chance to see them close up. Getting to watch them at shearing time was the absolute jackpot! Even though shearing looks like very hard work, I really hope to give it a go one day and (if I’m lucky enough) maybe even shear my own sheep. For now I’m happy just watching on…
I hope you’ve been having a nice week while we’ve been relaxing. We’ve got lots more pictures and stories to share with you soon!