Another hot day here. I'm just not used to it. It's only 25ºC but feels like 35ºC to me.
I spent the afternoon on an excursion on the TSS Earnslaw, a 1912 steamship that took us across the lake to the Walter Peak High Country Farm. There we were told about different ranching areas that New Zealanders operate, among them sheep and deer.
After a tea break with some great scones, we got to watch how a sheepdog works and how the farmer controls the dog. Then we got to watch him shear a sheep. He said it was about nine months of wool. A sheep shearer gets about $1.98 per sheep and on a good day, can shear almost 300 sheep. Even shearing one sheep looked like a lot of physical labor.
And in a few minutes, you have all the fleece
Really think I'm getting a little sun stroke. While the guys went to a Maori dinner, I ran errands and tried to feel better.