Every time I see photos of our shearing sheds

I confess to feeling a bit nostalgic.

I guess after spending 32 shearings/years

in this one (my parents)…

…and 18 years/shearings in our shed…

…that is to be expected.

However, then I think of the long hours

and associated stress for very little return

and my nostalgia is like a bird on the wing.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Nostalgic

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Nostalgic

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Nostalgic

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Nostalgic


16 thoughts on “Lens-Artist-PC-75-Nostalgic

    • It is and out where I grew up ‘local’ shearers were hard to find nearly 20 years ago. Mostly New Zealanders in many teams. Not sure what it is like now, but cannot see it would have improved.


    • shearing sheds are organised chaos….literally! And like all tasks performed by professionals, it appears easy until one is thrown in the deep end. As for shearing….I still remember the first time I held a working handpiece which was oscillating at 1,500-2,000 times per minute. That alone took some controlling let alone a having a sheep to control as well. And yet the experienced shearer makes it look so easy.

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