Why shear them in March and while they are pregnant? Because lambs know their mothers by smell, and if the moms get sheared after the lambs are born, their smell changes with the wool off their backs. Then the little ones get confused ("Mommyyyy!!!!! Mooommyyyyy!!! - just like human cubs....)
And the good news is: Roberta came to the rescue once again, and offered to take my girls in and care for them while my ankle heals. She is one of the most loving people I know and has a dry sense of humor and a feigned edge. The combination is just sweet... just little peppery at times, but sweet. So, right after shearing we moved them to Bert's barn, where they have a nice big place to themselves. I will go with Louie when he brings them their pregnant sheepie snack and maybe try to roll up to the barn door in my wheel chair. It's just that I get so tired so easily these days.