Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sheapshearing can pay as much as $80 an hour

And according to Kirk Johnson of the NY Times, it's artistic too: There is poetry in watching any physical task done well. But shearing is more like ballet. The sheep and the shearer must move as one. Each shift of the shearer’s feet into a new position for the next set of strokes also shifts the sheep’s posture and weight, presenting a new flank or angle for the blade’s pass.