Sheep Shearing

How to Shear a Sheep Step by Step with No Step Skipped

Author: Sheep Shearing Center

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517703356


Page: 30

View: 6469

It's Sheep Shearing Season Number one in animal husbandry while free promotion! Sheep Shearing Center approved. Every sheep farmer should have some basic info on how to shear a sheep. But what if you have never sheared a sheep before but want to learn how? You're afraid you might hurt the sheep? You're not sure what equipment you should use? YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! In this book you will learn sheep shearing with electric sheep clippers step by step with NO STEP SKIPPED! TAGS: sheep care, sheep shearing, sheep farmer, animal farm george orwell, raising sheep for profit, farming for beginners, raising sheep.

Shearing day

sheep handling, wool science, and shearing with blades

Author: Kevin Ford

Publisher: Feet on the Ground Pr


Category: Nature

Page: 145

View: 1987


Sheep Manual

The complete step-by-step guide to caring for your flock

Author: Liz Shankland

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857337702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 9213

Sheep have to be one of the most versatile livestock animals on the planet. All-in-one grazing and fertilising machines, they provide meat and milk for our tables, wool for clothing, carpets, and insulation, skins for leather and rugs, and a whole host of other products. If you have recently acquired sheep or are thinking of starting a small flock, this book is for you. The Sheep Manual is a quick-reference, up-to-date, and easy-to-read guide which helps you choose the right breed for your land, provides essential health and welfare information, and guides you through your first breeding and lambing season.


Small-Scale Sheep Keeping For Pleasure And Profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484826

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1728

These Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.

The sheep book

a handbook for the modern shepherd

Author: Ronald B. Parker,Garrison Keillor

Publisher: Swallow Press


Category: Nature

Page: 321

View: 6250

The Sheep Book is widely recognized as a classic. Ron Parker brings together a farmer's day-by-day practical experience and a scientist's mind in a gracefully written narrative. In this revised edition, he updates many aspects of sheep stewardship-such as new or newly banned medications, progress in reproductive technology, popular new sheep breeds, and the growing dairy sheep field. Updated nutrition tables, as well as email and web addresses, further enhance the sensible advice and gentle wit of The Sheep Book.

Driving Over Lemons

An Optimist in Spain

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307425683

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 3843

No sooner had Chris Stewart set eyes on El Valero than he handed over a check. Now all he had to do was explain to Ana, his wife that they were the proud owners of an isolated sheep farm in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain. That was the easy part. Lush with olive, lemon, and almond groves, the farm lacks a few essentials—running water, electricity, an access road. And then there's the problem of rapacious Pedro Romero, the previous owner who refuses to leave. A perpetual optimist, whose skill as a sheepshearer provides an ideal entrée into his new community, Stewart also possesses an unflappable spirit that, we soon learn, nothing can diminish. Wholly enchanted by the rugged terrain of the hillside and the people they meet along the way—among them farmers, including the ever-resourceful Domingo, other expatriates and artists—Chris and Ana Stewart build an enviable life, complete with a child and dogs, in a country far from home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Raising Sheep the Modern Way

Author: Paula Simmons

Publisher: Pownal, VT : Storey Communications


Category: Moutons

Page: 278

View: 6235

Offers practical advice on selecting, feeding, caring for, shearing, and breeding sheep, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of raising them

Raising Goats For Dummies

Author: Cheryl K. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470633809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 2384

Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.

The Shearing Gun

Author: Renae Kaye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632160454

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 5675

At twenty-five, Hank owns a small parcel of land in Australia s rural southwest where he supplements his income from the property with seasonal shearing. Hank is a shearing gun an ace shearer able to shear large numbers of sheep in a single day. His own father kicked him out when his sexuality was revealed, and since no one would ever hire a gay shearer, Hank has remained firmly closeted ever since. Elliot is the newbie doctor in town city-born and somewhat shell-shocked from his transplant to the country. When a football injury brings Hank to Elliot s attention, an inappropriate sexual glance and the stuttered apology afterward kickstarts their friendship. Romance and love soon blossom, but it s hard for either of them to hope for anything permanent. As if the constant threat of being caught isn t enough, Elliot s contract runs out after only a year.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6870

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The Backyard Sheep

An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428488

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 1235

Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.

How to Raise Sheep

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Philip Hasheider

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345244

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 8596

DIVIf you’ve ever envisioned keeping sheep in your own pasture, be it one or two hobby animals or a large flock, this book is the perfect place to begin. Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Sheep, author and farmer Philip Hasheider offers reliable guidance for getting started and going the distance. First, he walks you through all the basics on breeds, housing, fencing, feed requirements, breeding, lambing, showing, and marketing meat and wool. Then, he covers the various farming options (organic, sustainable, and conventional) so you can decide which approach best meets your needs. Accompanied by gorgeous instructional photography, How to Raise Sheep continues to be an essential primer for the newcomer to sheep care, with everything you need to know to raise a healthy, productive flock./div

All the Birds, Singing

A Novel

Author: Evie Wyld

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307907775

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4083

From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness. Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rain and battering wind. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wants it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, and rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is also Jake’s past, hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.


A Novel

Author: Nicola Griffith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374280878

Category: Fiction

Page: 546

View: 9609

Possessing uncanny powers of observation that elevate her influence in turbulent seventh-century Britain, Hild, the king's youngest niece, is established as a seer and compelled to advise the king correctly at the risk of her loved ones. By the Nebula Award-winning author of Ammonite. 75,000 first printing.

A Country Merchant, 1495-1520

Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages

Author: Christopher Dyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199214247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8131

A major contribution to the economic and social history of a mysterious period, the years around 1500, using new evidence and methods of analysis. Presents a fresh and engaging view of history by highlighting an individual, John Heritage.

How to Write a Sentence

And How to Read One

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006851

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 4637

“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.” —Roy Blount Jr. “Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.” —Booklist Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’s How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.

Silence of the Lamb's Wool

Author: Betty Hechtman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698143108

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2838

Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned one end of a knitting needle from the other after inheriting her aunt’s yarn retreat business, but a murder threatens to unravel her latest event . . . Casey’s running a new retreat called “From Sheep to Shawl” at a resort on the atmospheric Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl. Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. She’s an expert spinner, and her small shop in Cadbury by the Sea houses a beautiful assortment of spinning wheels and drop spindles. But when the new teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, it leaves everyone’s nerves frayed. Now Casey has to knit together clues faster than she can count stitches before someone else at the retreat gets dropped . . . Includes a knitting pattern and a recipe!

The Island of Sheep

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635221320

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 6267

The Island of Sheep was written in the year 1932 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Coming Rain

Author: Stephen Daisley

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925095029

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2852

Winner of the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, Acorn Foundation Literary Award Western Australia, the wheatbelt. Lew McLeod has been travelling and working with Painter Hayes since he was a boy. Shearing, charcoal burning, whatever comes. Painter made him his first pair of shoes. It's a hard and uncertain life but it's the only one he knows. But Lew's a grown man now. And with this latest job, shearing for John Drysdale and his daughter Clara, everything will change. Stephen Daisley writes in lucid, rippling prose of how things work, and why; of the profound satisfaction in hard work done with care, of love and friendship and the damage that both contain. Stephen Daisley was born in 1955 and grew up in the North Island of New Zealand. He has worked on sheep and cattle stations, on oil and gas construction sites and as a truck driver, among many other jobs. Stephen's first novel, Traitor, won the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. He lives in Western Australia with his wife and five children. ‘Coming Rain is a universal story of love and aspiration, betrayal and disappointment. The prose is masterful, simple and moving. The characters are utterly believable and complex in their ordinariness. It was a book that all three judges came across joyfully and read with the ease of those who know they’re in the hands of a confident writer.’ Jill Rawnsley, convenor of the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Fiction category ‘Daisley’s reverence and knowledge of the outback transcends the cliché of heat, dust and flies, inviting readers into a mesmerising world of desert flora and fauna...He minutiae of the woolshed and animal behaviour are brought to life with skill and affection.’ Readings ‘[Daisley’s] imagination is vitalised by the visceral—shearing, killing, saddling and riding horses, using tools, accommodating to whatever physical surroundings present themselves...this late beginner continues to make his distinguished, solitary way, not least in reclaiming the rural societies of a half century ago, rendered so vividly that they seem keenly of the present, rather than past curiosities.’ Australian ‘[Daisley] writes with a maturity and insight wrought of experience. His writing is at once cruel and gentle, graphically violent, including to animals, yet tender and beautiful.’ Sunday Star Times ‘Coming Rain shimmers with dusty red heat...Tune in to the distinctive rhythm of the prose and you’ll enjoy the rich, subtle rewards of a really good book.’ NZ Listener ‘Some of [Daisley’s] most vivid writing. Here the minutiae of farm life are rendered with respect and sympathy...Moving and brilliant.’ Australian Book Review ‘Powerful masculine prose, brutal truths and unflinching truthfulness make this a novel that is as unsettling as it is evocative.’ New Zealand Herald ‘[His] writing style reminds me of Henry Lawson’s. Its short, sharp sentences and chapters, raw language and dialogue define the characters and the Outback in a grimly realistic but deeply humane way.’ Good Reading ‘Stephen Daisley writes with the potent economy of a short-story writer, and he triumphs with this visceral account that will linger in your mind long after the last page.’ North and South ‘[Coming Rain] has lingered in my mind all year, not least because one of the main characters is a dingo.’ Australian, Best Books of 2015 ‘The book that I keep pressing into friends’ hands is Coming Rain by Stephen Daisley in which alternate chapters are narrated by a pregnant female dingo. Nothing short of genius.’ Clare Wright, The Books We Loved 2016, Sydney Morning Herald ‘This is an astonishingly good read...The writing is spare, the landscape and relationships haunting—a beautiful and unforgettable read.’