Thursday, May 24, 2007

reluctant

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Leading the sheep to the barn for a shearing demonstration proved to be quite a chore. Since I don't raise sheep I'm not familiar with their temperments, but these sheep didn't seem to be able to draw a distinction between being led to shearing or led to slaughter. They certainly acted as if it was the latter.

They were pulled, they were pushed, they bucked and thrashed, not realizing that in less than a half hour their heavy coat of wool would be lifted from their backs.

3 comments:

Sara said...

A great action shot. animals are so strong willed.
Sara from farmingfriends in the UK

Lori said...

I have sheep in my most recent post, too. They can have a poor disposition and are not always the most willing animal.

I'm interested in the difference in clothing in this picture....

Lori said...

OK..I see. I should have read farther down!

Have a great day!