Despite all the challenges of setting up a schedule for shearing at hundreds of farms in multiple states, and despite the hard physicality of the job, you may find that the most difficult part of being a shearer is communication.
The year 2020 brought a deadly and decidedly inconvenient disease to the world. For many people, life stopped. But the shearing must go on.
Being a travelling shearer means that I get to meet a wide variety of people and animals. Here are some of their stories.
The story of Huckleberry: his love, loss, and comeback.
A story of how I got hooked on shearing.
Busting some myths about sheep shearing and those who would oppose it!