Shearing

Last Saturday (my goodness, was it really a full week ago?) I took our visitor from Tokyo up to Hillside and we joined SpinningGill at her sheep shearing.  My stated intention was to take a set of photographs suitable for the revamping of a website that Gill and I share, but I ended up staying for the full afternoon’s shearing. I took 65 photographs, drank quite a lot of tea, and learned a lot about the principles of shearing.

No. I didn’t have a go myself – but Gill did, under the expert tuition of Ian Simpson.

Here is the evidence:

Gill gets stuck in
Gill gets stuck in
Ian is a patient teacher
Ian is a patient teacher

I also strayed a little with my camera and took some peeling paint shots. . . (more at Flickr)

The door to the byre in which we were shearing
The door to the byre in which we were shearing

There’s a set of shots at Flickr – or view them in this slideshow (26 images)

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2 Comments

  1. SpinningGill
    June 20, 2009

    She was a very patient sheep as well! 🙂

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