Shearing Day

At a local farm. What a nice way to spend Valentine's day with my sweetie. They sheared early, but it couldn't have been more beautiful weather. Feels like Spring!

We were amazed at the Master Shearer's skill with the sheep. I've never watched hand-scissored shearing before, and this guy was mesmerizing. He controlled the sheep with his lean, wiry body, putting sheep heads and legs in between his own in various contortions until their fleece fell off in a single layer. It was sort of like watching yoga, but with sheep. Once he got a hold of them, the sheep were entranced.

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