Counting sheep is pretty quick work at my house, whether you are sleepy or not. We only have the three: Philip and Elizabeth, named after the Queen of England and her husband, plus Milagro, so named when we adopted her. It's Spanish for Miracle, don't you know.
Yesterday was their annual sheep shearing day and my friend Marcia arrived right on time to get the job done. May I speak from experience? Yes, sheep shearing is something you can do yourself but it is one of those tasks, like dentistry, best left to a professional. They do it faster and more safely, and that makes it less traumatic for your flock.
Elizabeth was up first. We get their hooves trimmed and have them wormed at the same time.
Next came Philip.
And finally, Milagro. She is often difficult to photograph because she never stops squirming.
Ta-da!! Presenting happy sheep!!! Nice haircuts for another year!