We are shearing at home at the moment, so I took my new camera (Sony NEX5N) out to take some pictures. I thought I would share some for those of you who may not have seen it before (or who may want to look anyway!)
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|Merino sheep in the pens waiting to have their fleece removed.|
|Close up - smile girls!|
|Oh yeah - female shearer! There is no way I could ever attempt this, so I take my hat off to her!|
|Click go the shears... The little things around their waists are support for their backs.|
|The wool being sorted.|
|The pens where sheep gather after being shorn. Then they move from here into the race below.|
|The race, where sheep are drenched etc. CP in there 'keeping Australia running.'|
|The shearing shed.|
Ahhh... another day, another blister!