San Diego (CA) Photos

December 23, 2008

Sheep shearing at the Del Mar Fair

Filed under: Communities, Events, Places to visit — Tags: , , — washaw @ 6:00 am

San Diego is such a big urban city I sometimes forget about all things rural.  Once a year I revisit those memories by going to the Del Mar Fair and watching the kids with their animals.  Sheep shearing is pretty tricky and certainly a family affair.   The 2009 edition starts June 12, 2009.

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5 Comments »

  1. Oh I do miss the Del Mar Fair. Never missed it! Although my mom told me they changed the name a while back but to locals, it will always be the Del Mar Fair!

    Comment by tanya — December 23, 2008 @ 6:15 am

  2. Having been a weaver and spinner once upon a time this would be really interesting to me, even now. What I would really love to see someday is angora rabbits being shorn. Did they have any there?

    Comment by PJ — December 23, 2008 @ 9:14 am

  3. They have rabbits on display for several days during the fair but I have never seen or for that matter even thought about angora rabbit fur removal, but it is done! Here is a link …
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angora_wool

    Comment by washaw — December 23, 2008 @ 9:36 am

  4. I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting – yet constantly reworking – this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

    You cannot know the pain it causes me to admit that I am a mere mortal (and that the magical elves on my staff have little respect for my authority or their salary packages. Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape and the elves that have shown up for work all seem a little worse for wear, if you catch my drift. All they seem to do is sit around smoking, playing cards and telling dirty jokes!

    Anyway, myself, Henry and Ezra, would dearly like to wish you a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

    We hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your Yule logs firm and that Santa treats you kindly this year!

    Comment by Kris — December 23, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

  5. Even in San Diego, I bet those sheared sheep were shivering after a December haircut!

    Comment by Kelly — December 26, 2008 @ 10:14 am


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