It was a lovely mild morning today and my friend Lynn came for a visit. Lynn is a groomer by trade and she brought some of her helpful implements to do trims amongst the flock.
We have just one line of sheep that grows too much wool on their face and it needs to be cut back twice a year in addition to the annual shearing.
Sheep can develop a condition called wool-blindness. The wool literally obscures the vision and the sheep begins to bump into things. Some people consider this a fault, but it really isn’t a big deal–just give them a haircut. (I guess if you have hundreds or thousands of sheep it would be an issue). At WoolyAcres it is not a problem!
Lynn trimmed Daphne and then went and “prettied-up” the rest so they wouldn’t feel left out! I have very well-groomed sheep now!