Life on the Farm: Shearing Day 2017
It was shearing day again on the farm. All the sheep were put up in the barn the night before in preparation for the next day, their long, lustrous locks shining in the light from my flash.
I was honored to again have Kevin Ford, Master Blade Shearer, to shear my sheep for the 15th year. Kevin travels down the East Coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina and back, shearing at 300+ farms a year. It is always amazing to watch Kevin, with his over 40 years of experience shearing, gently turn the sheep as he clips their wool with his very sharp hand blades.
Jacob, my colored ram, looks particularly gorgeous after shearing, his silver color shining through.
After a bit of head butting to figure out who these newly shorn sheep are, the ewes finally remember their sisters, and settle down to graze.