Flaming June 2011
The adult sheep are ready to clip. Now I shall wait for the clippers and Ryelands are not their favourite breed of sheep! There are very few small flocks in the frozen North so the shearers are used to setting up for the long day and rarely feel like tackling small groups.
All the stock have grown on well in the last month. A few showers have refreshed the grazing and there has been plenty of breeze to keep the flies at bay.
The ewes and rams were clipped at the end of the second week in June. Because of the cold weather, clipping locally had started late and I had to agree to pay