Sunday, May 20, 2012


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!


  1. Great photos, Jess!

  2. It's been so long since I've seen shearing on a large scale. Brings back some great memories!


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