Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wooly Work Day

My dad has a pretty unique trade--He's a sheep shearer. He also buys the wool for a company from the customers he shears for. Tuesday was the day for the big semi truck to come and load up the many, heavy, bags of wool. (all 16,000 pounds of it). Mark always tries to go out and help, so we (the rest of the fam.), get the interesting job of watching the action.

We could not get out to my parents house until about an hour after the truck arrived. My mom had helped them load until we got there. I wish so bad that I had some pictures to document that memorable moment, but once we got there she let Mark take over. :-)


Taking a little break before starting the hard job.


Kaden relaxin' on some of the many sacks of wool.


"1-2-3-...toss!!!"


The sacks are put on the elevator and then ride up and fall in the truck. The driver of the semi stands in the truck and organizes the bags.





What Khara, Kelsey, and Kaden did to keep themselves entertained. They were so excited to be able to play on the dirt pile. Aren't you glad kids wash???

9 comments:

Martha C said...

Sounds like a day my boys would love!

Stephanie said...

Jana - cute pics! About the Labor Day pic Mark took - let's just keep that one hidden, okay? I'm going to assume it has something to do with my skirt being in a, eh hmm, less than desirable position for that is how it usually ends up on those crazy lawn swings! :) Anyway, RELAXING was the key word, right?

Brenda said...

Loved these pictures, Jana. The dirt pile looks fun!

Les said...

I can't help but think about allergies and asthma. To have a job like this, someone would be in really bad shape if they ever had a child with allergies to wool! Ok, maybe there are way too many people in my family with issues. My boys would LOVE to come play in the dirt!!!!!

Adam & Val said...

cool!

Angie Davis said...

Thank goodness they didn't decide to play in the manure pile! That Labor Day picture sounds entertaining...

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Kendall & Leanna said...

Glad you posted these pics. It was neat seeing how they load the wool. hope you all are doing okay. see you in a few weeks.

H.O.P.E. said...

Just wanted to let you know I stopped by to say hi. Love & Prayers, Eileen