During a brief weather clearance in the mountains on Tuesday, the annual pre-shearing muster was sucessfully completed. A southerly snowfall beforehand added a wintery feel to the day. The snow also created a flurry outside the helicopter as each party was dropped into position on first light. However, by early afternoon the valley snow cleared and the mobs of merinos became more visible on the faces. A few hours later the mobs were joined up and herded into the “Wether Paddock” to await the final journey back to the homestead area for shearing.
Once again veteran musterer, Kevin Boekholt was part of the team and took this great shot of Head Shepherd, Cory Hollister, perusing the hillsides.