~Luke Dougherty and Clayton Callens, Our Shearing Team~

Lovely ladies minus a fine layer of wool.

Lovely ladies minus a fine layer of wool.

 

Luke Dougherty, hard at work.  He's an amazing shearing and you'd be surprised how fast too!

Luke Dougherty, hard at work. He’s an amazing shearer and you’d be surprised how fast too!

Luke Dougherty, our son in law, preparing to shear this ewe.

Luke , our son- in -law, preparing to shear this ewe.

Our son Clayton shearing with son in law Luke behind him.

Our son Clayton shearing one of the ewes, also an amazing shearer……naturally I’d say this:)

The boys arrived early to shear the flock of sheep.  Before I knew it,  they were done just as the early lunch was prepared……..delicious pizza!  This year I never made it out to watch the “boys” work.   Seems like they get quicker and quicker every time they shear.  They average around 2 to 3 minutes per animal.  One can imagine what kind of shape a shearer has to be in to be able to accomplish such a task.  Anyhow, when it was all said and done, in a few short hours, the guys had removed the fine wool from 68 bred ewes.    The kids took the photos for me this year so I didn’t get as many as I’d have liked.  The wool is excellent quality Ramboulet.

Beautiful wool, nice clean job.

Beautiful wool; a nice clean job Clayton is doing here.

 

Wow, imagine how thick the wool is.  Before and after  pictures.

Wow, imagine how thick the wool is. Before and after pictures.

 

Fred and Mario packed the wool.

Fred and Mario packed the wool which will be sold when the truck arrives.

 

Silvana and Caleb helped catch the sheep and pick up the wool.

Silvana and Caleb helped catch the sheep and pick up the wool.  This kept them warm!

Luke will be kept busy shearing throughout the  coming months.  If you need some sheep sheared give Luke a call at 507-829-8546!

Lukes truck......ready to unload some wool.

Lukes truck……ready to unload some wool.

Bagged wool,  ready for sale.

Bagged wool, ready for sale.

Clayton, will be switching over to his horse training profession today when his first of the season horses arrive.  If anyone needs a horse trained, you better call and get on the schedule soon; his Spring/Summer schedule is filling up fast!  507-829-8479!

Clayton in his horse barn.

Clayton, my handsome, talented son! (brag intended if you don’t mind:)

God has blessed these two young men in so many ways and being able to make a living in the country is just one of those blessings. 

Clayton Callens and Luke Dougherty.......my favorite and THE BEST shearers!

Clayton Callens and Luke Dougherty…….my favorite and THE BEST shearers!  I’m a lucky mom:)

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About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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4 Responses to ~Luke Dougherty and Clayton Callens, Our Shearing Team~

  1. Lamby says:

    You are truly blessed, Dolly… Love all the pics of your family. God bless you.

  2. theresaEH says:

    please put a sweater on those sheep as they look chilly 😉

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