That afternoon we decided to get Lilly sheared and hooved. Lilly gets the thickest wool I've ever seen. It grows on her cheeks (lamp chops) and on her forehead; down her back legs and on her stomach. Jeremy was thinking that if her lambs are born before we sheared, there's no way they'd find teats in that mess of wool. So we grabbed her and started shearing. It took us about an hour, including getting her hooves trimmed. And she only got nicked once - not bad for a couple of part-time farmers armed with very sharp manual shears and a jumpy sheep.
Jeremy also managed to get Junior and Notag sheared. They are much easier because both just stand still and enjoy the attention. Patches is almost done too, but she got distracted by food before the last hind quarter was trimmed up.
Today, Sunday, we had family over for breakfast. Fresh eggs and sausage (we are almost out of our pork). Yummy! Then we worked in the garden. We planted peppers - Cubanelle. They are long peppers like Anaheim, only a pale green. Last year we planted one of this variety along with the regular green bells. The Cubanelles set so much more fruit and were less susceptible to the bugs. This year we are planting four Cubanelle plants. I can't wait for the first chilie relleno's.