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9 sheepshearing festivals in New England
At sheepshearing festivals, celebrate a spring ritual and take a peek at the region’s agricultural heritage
Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to shed that winter flab. Down on the farm, the sheep might not be worried about the impending arrival of swimsuit season, but they are itching to drop a few pounds as well. No backcountry fitness trainers are needed, however. All it takes are the hands of an experienced shearer, and in just five minutes of work, sheep can jettison 10 or more pounds of their wooly winter coats.