Oh the joy! the day she got a reply. There would soon be a sheep shearing & they would need help. King Peter & Queen Lucy were most excited.
The day dawned bright & sunny. Out in the country there was a nice breeze. They arrived early enough for King Peter to make friends with the owners’ son, and for Queen Lucy to make friends with the horses. There was even time to feed some of the lambs a bottle with the owners’ adorable granddaughter.
At first, Queen Lucy helped to pick the burrs, stick, & grass off the sheep, as they passed through the chute waiting to get their hooves trimmed.
King Peter's job was to help keep the sheep still, while the adults trimmed the hooves.
Meanwhile, a skilled shearer sheared the sheep (yes, there is a real, live sheep under all of that wool.)
One of the owners, a lovely lady named Jean, "skirted the fleece". Mommia helped carry some of the fleece over to the table, and boy did she itch! Who would ever have thought something so soft would itch so much! It was worth it, as her hands ended up soft from all of the lanolin.
Soon it was time to do the llamas & alpacas! Queen Lucy got to walk them around as they waited to be sheered.
...and walk them....
...and walk them. (Let's just say she was in her element!)
That is going to make some lovely fiber!
The day ended with a delicious meal, fresh cows milk, and great friendships!
P.S. - There was no "madness" as it all went smoothly, but how could I resist a catchy title?!?!?!?