Monday, April 18, 2011

if looks could kill

Shearing day was Saturday morning, and soon I'll post the whole story, but I wanted to share this picture of me and Sal. After being shorn I packed his wool into one of the wheel barrows with Maude's. Tim caught this image of him leering at me (it was rather chilly). Usually Sal is such a happy-go-lucky guy, but shearing does seem to slam his confidence down a few levels. Anyone who thinks sheep are automatons without much intelligence has never stolen their clothes and felt their resentment. They're great.
photo by tim bronson

23 Comments:

Blogger becky3086 said...

LOL, that is a good picture!

April 18, 2011 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

He looks like he's saying, "Awww! Whaddja do that for?!"

April 18, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

My sheep never feel resentment. They feel relief! :-)

April 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

He MUST be annoyed - I actually thought that was Maude. :)

April 18, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Anyone who thinks sheep aren't bright has never tried to lure them into their shed so their hooves can be trimmed. Same person, same bowl of grain, same time of day breakfast is always served, and somehow they know something's not quite right.
And in Sal's defense, one day he's wearing a fleece suit and the next day he's stripped near naked and exposed to the world. I'd look grumpy, too!

April 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger chesapeake said...

I am so, so, so in love with that sheep. If Tim Bronson got a photo of that boy clean shaven, I would snap that print up in a heartbeat.

Oh, Sal.

He reminds me of my late dog. Which strangely is a comforting thing.

April 18, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

haha aww cute!! Hey, how much does that wool sell for? I was wondering...

April 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Perhaps, what he really is thinking is that you are loading a sheep that isn't moving (dead) into a wheelbarrow. Explains the look, doesn't it?
Great picture though.
N

April 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger ChickenCrazy said...

Sal looks like he's saying:
"Shucks, that's going take a LONG time to grow back"

April 18, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

I'd love to see Maude's look...was it TLC, or Salt 'n Pepa that sang "...if looks could kill you would be an Uzi..."

April 18, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
OpenID amovingtale said...

Aww... Makes me think of the Pixar short 'Boundin' :)

http://www.metatube.com/en/videos/38424/Boundin-Pixar-HD-Short-Film-Walt-Disney/

Always brings a smile!

April 18, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

He does look rather insulted. Just tell him the story of The Emperor's New Clothes! ;)

April 18, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger MollyKnits said...

All I can think of is a line from The Terminator:

That son of a bitch took my pants!

April 18, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Sal looks like he is saying "you're pushing my good temperament".

April 18, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Jenna: Your sheep seem to have wintered very well - they're in excellent shape despite the rough winter.
Great picture! I was just thinking the evening before you were shearing that it would be soon - my thought was in relation to my next supply of fabulous aran stle wool. Can't wait!!

April 18, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger luckybunny said...

Great picture!

April 18, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Flartus said...

He's eyeing your sweatshirt and gloves..."Oh, sure, YOU get to keep your extra layers on, hay hoarder!"

April 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Janet, most are doing really well. But Lisette seems to be really, really, really thin. She's eating plenty but the Ketosis really knocked her down. I hope all she does this summer is eat and eat and eat pasture till she's back in shape, but I might not breed her in the fall.

April 18, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Snarled Yarns said...

That looks more like: What the h*ll is wrong with you lady? Don't you know it's still cold out here?

April 18, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger cindycolombo said...

I so agree, it was snowing and miserable when we sheared and there were 26 really cold, shivering, glaring sheep wanting their clothes back. :)

April 19, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
OpenID localnourishment.com said...

amovingtale, I was about to say, someone needs to teach him to "Bound, Bound, Bound and Rebound!" Are there any Great American Jackalopes in your area, Jenna?

April 19, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

That is adorable. Poor, Sal.

April 19, 2011 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

His expressions are priceless. If my husband would go for it Sal's mug would be hanging in the house. Hmmmm maybe I can get away with hanging one of Tim's pictures of Sal in the kitchen. ;)

April 22, 2011 at 2:13 AM  

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