Monday, September 29

Click go the shears

I had not been in a shearing shed for over 30 years and last time was a Berkshire university farm and the wool was extremely dirty and ragged. It was a pleasure to be a particpant at Daramalan's first use of the shearing shed in over 15 years. The two shearers were fantastic and with three or four roustabouts it went quickly. 305 sheep on the day and about 3kg per fleece. Only a few fleeces were poor so all in all a good day.

Next year there will be more sheep hopefully and perhaps even some Angora goats for the shearer's challenge since they did not take us up on clipping the two labradoodles, Angus and Charlie!

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