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I used my magnetic extending green ball thingys on Friday to hook up the trailer. They sure come in handy!

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This morning I backed my truck up to one of son’s trucks and pushed the 2 rolls of wire into his truck.

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And today I have no ambition. Going to Corpus Christi tomorrow, be back Thursday.
 

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Eve had a Dorper sire. He gifted her with a heavy Matt of wool that doesn’t shed. She hates for me to mess with it. I usually run her through the chute, put a halter and lead rope on her and snub her up tight. Today I took a different approach. With a full belly, she laid down to ruminate. I sat down next to her with a pair of scissors and started snipping a tiny bit at a time.

Her daughter, Cookie, stuck her head through the cow panel and helped. Cookie nibbled at the scissors and stuck her nose in everything.

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Ewenique wasn’t getting any attention so she pawed my leg with her hoof. I pushed her away and she came right back. Between Ewenique pawing at me for attention and Cookie nibbling on the scissors, I had lots of help.

Eve looks like a squirrel on meth chewed her woolly mess off, but at least it’s an improvement.

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Cookie next to her mom.

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Eve had a Dorper sire. He gifted her with a heavy Matt of wool that doesn’t shed. She hates for me to mess with it. I usually run her through the chute, put a halter and lead rope on her and snub her up tight. Today I took a different approach. With a full belly, she laid down to ruminate. I sat down next to her with a pair of scissors and started snipping a tiny bit at a time.

Her daughter, Cookie, stuck her head through the cow panel and helped. Cookie nibbled at the scissors and stuck her nose in everything.

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Ewenique wasn’t getting any attention so she pawed my leg with her hoof. I pushed her away and she came right back. Between Ewenique pawing at me for attention and Cookie nibbling on the scissors, I had lots of help.

Eve looks like a squirrel on meth chewed her woolly mess off, but at least it’s an improvement.

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Cookie next to her mom.

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Really cool the white body, speckles, and then with the black head.
 

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Seems like some shears would be of use!
I have some hand shears, to use them on Eve, I’d have to restrain her. A pair of scissors and she was relaxed. She got up once, she really hates me messing with the matt of wool, but patience won and got her cleaned up.

@Alaskan Eve is Miranda’s daughter. Miranda had big black spots and was speckled like a blue tick hound dog.
 

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Sheep shears are much larger and have wickedly sharp points. Much more obvious in the hand and harder to use sitting down than scissors. But scissors are so much harder on the hands. Electric sheep shears are so much easier and faster - sys the woman with 2 sets who never bothers to remove the mohawks from her Dorpers. :lol: Maybe once we are in Texas with a proper set of chutes to the head gate I will start removing the mohawks However, I hope to start culling all sheep that retain wool and don't shed clean. Slick shedding is my goal.
 
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