Well apologies readers for the severe lack of blog, I don't know where the time has gone!

I thought that this one was worth a picture or two. Down on't farm it's sheep shearing time! This is one of my favourite points of the farming year, it's a great opportunity to have a good look at all of the ewes and lambs for a general check up.

Once the fleeces come off, the sheep look much cooler (and skinnier!).

Counting sheep begins.... one down, so many to go....

With a strong pair of hands....... and little help from some electric shears, the fleece starts to come away.

Once the fleece is off, any bits of mud etc are pulled away and it is carefully rolled up.

All of the fleeces are tightly bundled into a sack, ready to go off and make some woolly jumpers for us!