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Old January 7, 2018   #16
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Medbury,

When I look at Medbury on Google Earth I see some pretty extensive tree plantations in your area. What kind of trees are they?
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Dont know about a champion so much. But this is me shearing using my redesigned tool.http://www.watsonmultishears.co.nz/ Learned my trade using these http://www.laurelleaffarm.com/item-p...m-no-s9840.htm
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When I look at Medbury on Google Earth I see some pretty extensive tree plantations in your area. What kind of trees are they?
They are the Monterey pine which do amazingly well here, 25 - 30 years for a mill-able log. Just a cheap fast growing tree that requires chemical preserving treatment. Finding nowadays other tree species are becoming more common, i really like the Redwood or sequoia, amazing tree that again does well in the more wetter areas of NZ.
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If you think about it, sounds rather corny, "i'm a sheep shearer from New Zealand"
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And to think, I get nervous about nicking my husband's ear with the clippers! Amazing and beautiful work with those clippers of yours!!
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What a cool video. After the first bit of wiggling the sheep just settled right into "Spa Day" mode. Ahhhh what a lovely clipping.
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What a cool video. After the first bit of wiggling the sheep just settled right into "Spa Day" mode. Ahhhh what a lovely clipping.
A lot less stressful for the sheep because there's no noise from a machine which gets rather hot as well. I learnt both forms of shearing, the machine shearing is much harder work because the sheep fight more.
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