shaving horse and shearing sheep

jon built a shaving horse recently, and i caught him messing around making some feather sticks. they're pretty helpful bits of kindling for starting fires.

jon at the shaving horse

jon at the shaving horse

we also sheared jon the sheep, who took a whopping three hours (we have only sheared once/twice before). we tried to take a break in the middle, but jon the sheep would not let us... because whoever was not shearing him was petting him and holding his lead. and he LOVES being petted. haha. he's a little lumpy looking, but much cooler and happier.

jon the sheep, sheared
(this is pre-neck shearing, since a friend of mine requested a 'lion picture' of him)

jon's fleece and hand shears