In Vale de Gatos with Marty O’Connell

Shearing was back in Vale de Gatos, and again with Marty, our best shearer.

A recurrent yearly activity since time immemorial, in a relationship of give and take between animal and man, wool, wool and yet more wool, the better the relationship between the two the better the wool, we would go as far as to call it a relationship of respect. And so Marty does his work, too, as if dancing around each sheep, a white one, a black one, a black one and a white one… concentrated and peaceful from beginning to end, with steady care…

See you next year, Marty!


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