Fred showed up about the same time as a bit of shade began to creep under the big tree just outside of the goat pen, and it continued to grow each hour, so we had some respite from the heat. Plus, I can't help but think that the goatie girls were deLIGHTED to be shorn of their 6-month fleeces.
Daisy waiting with Eddy and Poppy
Munchie only had 4 months' fleece - she was born in April
Of course, there are always a few characters in the group. Can't you just tell that these girls are not going to be cooperative?
Chocolate Kiss and Margarita give us the stink-eye ...
... while Maddy and Angel (note that tummy!) practically wait in line.
If anything, Angel seems quite eager to get on with it!
Of the dozen we sheared, most seemed quite happy, maybe grateful, even if exposed in an unflattering way:
A fine time was had by all, and it only took a little over three hours. The hot tub was up to temp by the time we were done, so after chores I made myself a wine spritzer and retired to my own "spa treatment."
Now I get to play with (skirt, pick, sort, weigh and price) a dozen lovely new fleeces.