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No Time Now for the “Sheepshearing Rain”

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Farmers once waited until after the “sheepshearing rain,” a period in late April/early May when spring showers were through, to sheer their sheep so the “de-wooled” animals might not become chilled and develop sickness. Modern day farmers like Arthur Gambill from near Sparta in Alleghany County generally sheer the animals of their wool by feel, whenever the weather seems warm enough.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 12, May 1974, p24-25, por