SHEARING WILLIE!

July 20, 2014

We have sheep too!

 

Sweet Pea Farm also has Icelandic sheep - it is hot, dirty work to shear in Florida. Sheep shearing with electric shearing clippers on Sweet Pea Farm.Willie stands still for owner Stacy Murphy to shear him down.

Shearing on the Florida farm is done every 2 weeks to keep the boys cool from the hheat and humidity. It is hot, humid/muggy, back breaking and dirty work. You will be slathered in sweat and machine oil, covered in shorn wool fibers hairs - all stuck to the lanolin oil and grease from the clippers - from head to toe. I don't care what they say - sheep shearing is not fun. Luckily - the boys are somewhat used to it on a bi-weekly basis - so we have it down to a science of 10 minutes or less.

 




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