Many of the sheep were pregnant. A few of the sheep had just delivered and had little new born lambs with them. And there were a bunch of "spring" lambs as well.
Probably the most exciting and terrifying part of the adventure was when the man finished sheering a sheep he let it hop off the platform and run all the way to the back of the barn before it was corralled. Wow, a freshly sheered sheep running right past you through the barn you're standing in... adrenaline rush much?
They had a few local artisan's there showing how to spin wool into thread. The boys got to touch the wool that had just come off a sheep. It was so thick and soft and, well, awesome!
|That's a huge bag of freshly sheered wool behind them.|
Well, today goes down in the books as no spend day 20 for the year. I REALLY wanted to buy a pair of $35 handmade wool socks at the farm. They were beautifully colored; how I imagine Joseph's coat of many colors must have looked. They were made from the very sheep wool we were watching being sheered (not that they were made right while we were standing there but the wool was from those sheep at that farm). I mean, how cool is that? And my feet are virtually always cold. But $35. Maybe I'll save up for them. Not today.
This field trip exceeded my expectations. The boys had a great new experience. My friend and I really enjoyed ourselves with them. I learned a few things. I dare say little Abe learned a bit more than me. And I did not spend any money : ) Yes, that's always a highlight for me.
Average daily spending for 2015: $18.21$291.41 left to spend in March