Our main business event for the year is shearing. I have tried to capture some of the action on camera. For any sheep people reading this you will have seen it all before so you might want to look away now!
The process begins with skilled sheep dogs and fast men on motorbikes bringing the sheep in from their paddocks.
Woolly sheep waiting their turn in the yards.
The contract shearing team in full swing.
Grinding (sharpening) cutting blades for the day ahead.
A glimpse into the life of the shearer's cook. This is not the place to find vegetarian, low fat or low carbohydrate meals. The cook serves up plenty of meat, cakes, sandwiches, vegetables and desserts to keep the team fuelled up for the long days of physical work.
Some of the tools of the trade include shearing moccasins, cordial, clocks, cutting blades and singlets.
When the sheep are shorn they are walked back to their paddock. With their wool off they normally have an extra spring in their step and with that, shearing is over for another year.
Do you have a main event at your place?
Happy Friday friends!