Feb 21, 2010

My friend Sammy came with me to New Mexico to see the farm, and made a new friend.

Feb 22, 2010

Bob and the guys get ready for a day of work on a cold February morning.

Pablo cleans out the barn to make a clean space for shearing sheep.

Feb 23, 2010

The sheep are sheared with great skill by an instructor from NMSU.

Feb 24, 2010

Gabby drags in a Karakul sheep on the second day of shearing.

Pablo takes a moment to rest during two days of continuous sheep shearing.

Feb 25, 2010

Bob welcomes a new lamb to the world with love.

Bob and Gabby place rubber bands over the tails of the baby lambs, causing the tail to fall off. Without removal the tails would become extremely dirty.

Feb 26, 2010

On the first warm night of February Bob and I grill some food outside.

Feb 27, 2010

Bob spends some time with new lambs and their mothers who have been separated from the rest of the heard for the lambs safety.

A mother sheep struggles to give birth to her second lamb while the first is already standing, ready to eat.

1 comment:

Annie said...

Wow! Awesome images!