Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lamborgini gets haircut from Lou

It is spring--finally.  Lamborgini, the sheep, gets annual spring sheer.  In about 3 months he will look like a sheep again. 

Lou has been sheering sheep for decades.  We learned so much from her.  We learned where the lanolin glands are.  Two on the underside.  The lanolin travels up to the back and keeps the fleece waterproof.

The horns on sheep help to regulate temperature.  In the winter the horns warm the blood circulating in the horns.  In the summer the same horns circulate blood in the air to help cool.  We think Lou started sheering at age 5!  After this picture, she was going home to start sheer her own sheep.  We want her vitamins!

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