Many moons ago, when the world was still young and climate change was not discussed often, when people thought having computers in their homes only happened in science fiction. Remember? It was so long ago that it was before the days when it was important to match your red plastic shoes to your red plastic earrings....
Hubby was a boy. A boy who dreamed of becoming a stockman (or an astronaut, or a racing car driver........) As soon as Hubby was old enough, he left school and travelled the country, shearing sheep. He loved the life and loved the challenge. Shearing for a job becomes like a competition to see who can shear the most sheep in a day and he was good. But it is a hard job and after six years he was tired, very tired.
Then we met, married, and had kids. Now the real responsibility began. Under the pressure of family life, raising children and keeping up with the ever growing list of jobs that his wife kept
He threw threw himself into his new role and loved being a family man. And a damn good husband and father he is!
When the opportunity arose to have a day of shearing in a casual environment with people he knew, he grabbed at the chance! Uncertain whether his body was up to the arduous task, he set off to the sheds with us in tow.
And just imagine if you could take home all the wool!!! A lifetime's supply of wool for spinning or stuffing pillows and toys etc. I could knit anything I wanted!