Dan enjoyed mixing it with the sheep as they waited their turn for shearing
We started our Spring holiday with a few days at Mount Bryan. As you can see it was shearing time again and this year's lambs were in for their first 'short back and sides'.
The sheep were trucked in from 'Ebberhards', and the lambs separated from their mums for shearing. Tom shore, Debbie was classing, Sam and Dan were helping out. Jim was working the sheep. Peter did pressing (using a press to pack the wool into bales) and even shore a few.
Dan says ...
Boy you need to be tough to work in the shearing shed!
My job was brushing the sheep to get out any muck before shearing. I had to sit on the sheep to stop it from moving. When I had finished brushing I shouted out "Next!". That is when Dad or Uncle Tom would grab the sheep for shearing.
Shearing is one of the hardest physical jobs on Earth - and you need to be strong to brush sheep too!
After the sheep are shorn they are put down a hole and into the paddock.
I am not sure if I want to be a shearer, or a scientist who works on better ways of shearing sheep so that the sheep don't get hurt.
Joke for today -
Q: What did the chedder say to the swiss?
A: Who cut the cheese?
We are a family who use our Sundays to discover, explore and enjoy the serenity of the world around us while getting some exercise.
We live in Semaphore, a beach-side suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Although Adelaide and it's suburbs are quite flat, there is a range of hills that run North-South that provide for many interesting walks.
Here are some quotes that say some of what it means to us to go out bush walking.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir
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