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The photographs are as wonderful as your narration -- sheep in full wool and their new sleek springtime look, the bruised knee to keep things real, the adorable sweeper to keep things cute. I knew I'd been reading your 'stack for a while when I looked at the first picture and said aloud, "Oh look, there's Brandy horse."

Love and big respect to you and all your farmful.

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Thank you. Miss Brandy horse is put out with us for taking her friends away from her. She is quite vocal about her displeasure!

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Apr 2Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

What a huge task it is!! I have even more appreciation for all the work required to get the shearing done. May your knee heal quickly. Take care :)

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Thank you, It is a labor of love.

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Apr 1·edited Apr 1Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

That is fascinating work. Thanks for spelling it out so clearly. I bruise easily so I always keep arnica gel nearby when I'm feeling athletic. It stops the discoloration and pain. And Miss Lucy has the most adorable expression on her face in the close-up.

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Thank you. It was such a hard hit that I think if I skipped the arnica I probably would not be walking today but gimping around.

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Apr 1Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

Wow what a day. Didn't know fake knees could bruise like that. The colors tell the level of pain. Now, if I knew you had Owen I would have somehow made it. He would have to come back with me and be with my 5-year-old grandson OWEN! Little boys at that age absolutely crack me up! I can hardly breathe because of laughing so hard at their conversations and antics. Rest, take care of your bruises and be proud of what you accomplished. I believe that as women we overcome hardship not for ourselves but to be a role model for all those 'little darlings'. When they get a 'fake knee' they will be amazed at how strong you were and are.

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Wow, thank you. I wish you could have been here! I think you might have had a fight about Owen!! As for being strong, maybe in 100 years someone will read all these posts and think that. Right now, I’m just trying to survive.

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I think I need a nap after reading about your adventures! Thanks for including your description of the lunch!

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LOL it was a long day!

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Mar 31Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

So much hard work! Hope you are getting some rest. Great pictures and explanation of the most important day. Thank you!

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Thank you! I did get a good nap in today!

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Mar 31Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

I hope the bruises go away! Thank you for an overview of the robust shearing day. It was a treat to read. I hope you could take moments of rest this weekend, in-between the relentless farm chores and other jobs, of course.

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Thank you. I actually just woke up from a 1 1/2 nap LOL!

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Mar 31Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

Oh, my, woman! Very fine work all around but most especially on your part! All that prep and pre- care only to work even harder hardest on the day. Plus injury and near miss and..!

You are quite something!

Maybe a little topical antiinflammatory cream on those bruises? Arnica or Preparation H, ya know. And here’s wishing you as much rest as you may for a spell, too.

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Thank you. I’ve been putting arnica on it since it happened. I suspect it would be much worse if I had not 🤣

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Mar 31Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

Tough and clever you!

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Your flock is wonderful, and they are fortunate sheep’s to have such a good shepherdess taking care of them! That knee makes mine twinge sympathy, just looking at it! Hope it heals up soon!

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Thank you. I appreciate it very much. I hope it does also, it's tough to bend it LOL!

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Alternating heat and ice, heavy on the ice, I suppose.

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Will do!!

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There always seem to be *some* shenanigans on Shearing Day, lol. Ours is scheduled for the end of April. Thank you for sharing!!🙏

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I wish you less shenanigans!!! Hope your's goes smoothly and I hope you will let us know how it goes!!

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Apr 1Liked by Fat Turkey Farm

Thanks for sharing this glimpse into your life: the joy, the softness, and the bruises!

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Thank you for reading!

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