Saturday, May 03, 2014
By James Lomuscio
It didn’t take much coaxing for the more than 100 persons at Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm today to rally around the corral where the black sheep Cookie was about to get a buzz cut.
“I recently saw a movie about sheep shearing, so I was interested in seeing it first hand,” said Jo Fuchs-Luscombe as she looked for a spot along the rustic fence, every inch of it taken.
Inside, Christina Wickson, a sixth-generation sheep shearer from Monroe, used one knee and one hand to hold Cookie down. In her other hand was a buzzing electric clipper twice the size of the ones found in barbershops.
“She’s just getting a haircut,” one mother comforted her young girl amid sighs of “poor thing” coming from others.
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