Blade Shearing at Lake Heron Station



This week is one of the busiest in Lake Heron’s farming calendar as 5,000 ewes are  blade shorn prior to lambing. As with every shearing, the weather becomes the major focus – rain or snow mean wet sheep, which in term mean delays. So far, so good! To add to the interest, photographer Rob Brown, spent a day sitting in the woolshed rafters, capturing the atmosphere on film. Rob is one of New Zealand’s foremost landscape photographers but this time he put his talent into recording the blade shearers at work. A great series on one of New Zealand’s toughest occupations is the result!