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Top Notch Shearing

15 Mar
"Careful--I'm pregnant!"

“Careful–I’m pregnant!”

Constant Readers know that each spring, we shed lamb about 350 ewes.  We raise our own bucks, Hampshire and Rambouillet, and their mothers lamb early, before the main lambing in May and June.This year, the lambs will start to come around April 1st.  Lambing goes a lot better if the ewes are shorn ahead of time.  A few days ago Rindy Harkness, proprietor, crew boss and shearer of Top Notch Shearing, showed up with her crew and turned out 380 sheep in six hours.

blackfaced ewes waiting to be shorn

blackfaced ewes waiting to be shorn

up the chute and into the portable shearing shed

up the chute and into the portable shearing shed

Meghan, Antonio and Yohush keeping them moving

Meghan, Antonio and Yonush keeping them moving

Filo with the paddle

Filo with the paddle

into the shed:  Nene, Meghan and Antonio

into the shed: Nene, Meghan and Antonio

the shorn and the unshorn

the shorn and the unshorn

guard dog mother and son

guard dog mother and son

Rindy Harkness, proprietor, Top Notch Shearing

Rindy Harkness, proprietor
Top Notch Shearing

 
 

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3 responses to “Top Notch Shearing

  1. Linda Fleming

    March 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Like! would make a great story on women entrepreneur for our paperor some other. Is she from New Zealand? Your Soul Needs the Wild Luke 5:16

     
  2. muriel

    March 28, 2013 at 4:24 PM

     
  3. rin

    December 28, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    na states, but have traveled in aussie an new Zealand. just found this article can ya tag to my fb top notch shearing page cheers

     

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