Shearing Lately, In Photos
I’ve been shearing so much lately (four jobs last week alone, two of them all day, in addition to my day job) that I haven’t had much time to write. So, taking a cue from some Meridian Jacobs style blog posts, I’ll share some photos with little text.
Shearing School 2015 graduates
I leveled up this year! John Harper, to my left, and Gary, to my right have been my wise guides in the shearing journey for more than two years now.
Being interviewed by Mendocino Public Radio about the wool mill, outside the shearing barn
Yet another photo of me shearing (they all look the same)
A slightly different view of the same shearing moment
The site of Monday and Tuesday’s shearing job: Sears Point Raceway, where thousands of sheep provide mowing and fire control services all year long.
The honest-to-God wagon I sheared in. The sheep run down those platforms when they’re sheared.
The sheep use my car as a turning point when heading back out to pasture. This is also the first (but maybe not last?) place I’ve sheared from which San Francisco is visible.
My lunch buddy, my friend John’s dog
My lunch buddy as a puppy, exactly one year ago
Bolinas, just south of my Saturday morning shearing job