Sheep Shearing

Yesterday our neighbour tried to get his sheep sheared. Unfortunately the old wool hadn’t separated enough from the sheep. As I understand it the old winter coat of wool is pushed off by a new growth of wool. This gives a small gap between the wool and sheep for the razor to cut. This means that the shearing is quick, putting less stress on the sheep and the wool comes off in more of a complete mass. They had started one sheep so they had to finish. So there’s one sheep in the field that looks a bit out of place.

Sheep Shearing 2

Sheep Shearing

Next week they’ll try again so I’ll hopefully get some more sketches done.

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