I worked up the energy yesterday to shear one of the triplet Angora kids, Babette. While she protested at first, she soon realized, "Ahhhh! I can feel air on my skin again!"
Then today, I managed to get Brie, Barney, and Dove sheared. So all the 2013 kids have now had their first shearing. In spite of the cold coming in, I must spend this week shearing the 3 adults. I looked at their fleeces today and if I don't get them removed in the next week or so, I will lose those fleeces. The kids will get to spend time in a stall in the barn far removed from the wind. I don't want them chilling.
I happened to remember that I sheared one of the BFL ram lambs before sending him to market. I have 20 ounces of beautiful white BFL lamb fleece that would be awesome blended with some of the kid mohair. I can't wait to get started!