Guy has been working with sheep for over fifty years and has spent most of his life outdoors. Tough, gnarled and authoritative yet gentle and softly spoken. He is so at home in the hills that he’s in essence a part of the countryside. With a rolling flock of about eight hundred sheep producing about the same amount of lambs a year he’s kept pretty busy. “In the old days we used to shear them with wind-up clippers, using the English method of shearing one side then the other. I’d manage about fifty to sixty a day in my prime. It’s all electric now which is a bit quicker and easier on the hands.” Back in 1968 he’d get about £3 a fleece, which is £60 is today’s money. Last year he got £2 a fleece.
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