Saturday, June 5, 2010

This is what greeted us yesterday morning!

This was the sight that greeted us yesterday morning, loads of woolly sheep off down the road to be shorn. When we got out onto the road they were all massed up ahead of us, and up above was a big cloud of steam that was generated from their fleece! It looked quite spectacular against the morning sun and fog.

6 comments:

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

I'm confused - aren't you coming into Winter? We are waiting to shear our sheep here and we are coming into Summer.

Rosie x

ms lottie said...

Looks neat! I'm definitely noticing the cooler nights, brrrrr!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Rosie
Yes it's nearly our winter. Apparently the farmers shear their sheep now to avoid the wool going brittle, or so I've heard.

Hi Ms Lottie
Yes indeed, the hot water bottles are getting a good workout at the moment!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Beautiful photograph of the sheep steam!

Matron said...

It must be a relief any time of year to get rid of a heavy fleece like that! I would be steaming if I had to wear it!

Cadi said...

Awwww. One of my favorite NZ memories... Sheep in the hills. An abundance of sheep.