Pieter, the sheep-shearer in action…
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I’ve seen Pieter shearing before, he’s very good. Have you seen some of his photography? Also very good!
I haven’t seen his photos – does he have a website? I did a quick google search but couldn’t find too much…
He doesn’t have a website – knowing Pieter, I’d say he doesn’t have time. He posts them on his fb page. I only found out because occasionally one of his photos makes it onto Parry Bay’s fb page.
He is good. No wasted moves. The sheep is relaxed. 🙂
Exactly. For the most part the sheep were pretty chilled out. They have their moments where they think maybe they should try to get away, but Pieter very calmly goes still, adjusts his grip, and waits for them to settle down. They relax again, he continues. It’s all remarkably stress free and he’s so quick it’s over before they quite know what happened.
This guy does it fast. Maybe not neat. http://youtu.be/TbUDbH6tjGs
The sheep must feel so good afterwards or can you tell? Great video!
They have to be more comfortable. With those huge fleeces, they were definitely feeling the heat on those toasty days we had. Everyone seems more perky now that they are half naked. Who wouldn’t?
A ggod shearer is a joy to watch – like any other good artist!
How cool to see it in action! I can almost smell the lanolin!
It is really cool to see – and, yes – after handling the fleeces we are all coated in a fine layer of lanolin!
He could make some serious money doing dogs!!
No doubt he could! He’d make a fortune – dog owners would pay way better and he could have the luxury of a table so his poor back wouldn’t be so weary at the end of a long day!
Oh how cool is that! I have seen shearing before but always find it fascinating! 🙂 Do you sell or use the wool?