Sheep Shearing

It was a rainy day for sheep shearing – the first real rain since I arrived two weeks ago.  Beginning early in the morning the families with sheep on this mountain start the job of bringing some 250 sheep down to the sheep fold.  The next  step is having coffee, tea, and pancakes with jam.  Then all of the new lambs are given a dose of medicine and vitamins and are put into a separate  pen.  When this is done, then the lambs are released to go back up the mountain.  Then the sheep-shearing begins, truly a family and community event.

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