We've had sheep for nearly 20 years. After our very first year with sheep, we realized that we could not always count on finding a shearer traveling through the area who could tend to our annual needs. Al decided to learn to shear. He was blessed to spend time with a wonderful Australian shearing coach & has done a great job of caring for our shearing needs ever since. Since Deb is a handspinner who is particular about her fleeces, Al learned to do an excellent job on a variety of breeds & pays particular attention to avoiding second cuts.
Once word got out that he was shearing, we began to get calls from others in the region who needed their sheep & Angora goats shorn. Although he works full-time as an engineer, he spends much of the spring & early summer traveling to shear.