Friday, March 28, 2008

Shearing Day

Just a few quick shots of yesterday's shearing. Most shearers use electric shears: in my opinion, awkward and noisy. Kevin is a blade shearer: he shears by hand without electricity. If a sheep struggles he very quietly and patiently reassures her. It's usually the friendly sheep who are the least cooperative; the ones that think that all humans are axe murderers usually relax once they know that the situation is out of their control!


Mim said...

Hi I'm from the felt group love your mention of "axe murders" my crazy sheep are the easiest to handle when caught! Wish I had your shearer!

Sarah E. said...

That last comment about suspicious sheep being sheared was too funny!