Sometimes You Can’t…

Circumstances beyond my control have left me with unsheared sheep in one of the hottest driest summers I’ve ever seen in my 25 years in Central Texas.

I thought to myself ‘why can’t I do it myself?

So I bought these shears…

They had great reviews and weren’t too expensive and they do cut… but…not merino.

I chose my dwarf, yes I have a pure bred dwarf Debouillet! I’m working on developing a repeatable dwarf Debouillet but it will take time. She has never been shorn before but she handled it well. Even when I nicked her. Poor thing. I did not have any trouble trimming her feet with my set up.

But I just could not get through the wool on her back with these sheers,…and my inexperienced sheering body gave out. And this as far as we got

Sometimes You just can’t.

There are other things we have recently discovered we can’t do our selves, replacing struts on the truck is one. Sometimes things get stuck so back you just can’t do it yourself. I am thankful in those times that we have others who can help,..when we just can’t.

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