A Beginner Reading Text
1. Sheep are washed and sheared some time in the
month of June. This should be done quite early in
the month, before the hot days begin.
2. It is fine sport for those who look on, hut not
much fun for the sheep.
3. It is best for the sheep to have the wool taken
off; otherwise they would suffer in the summer
4. When the time comes for washing the sheep,
they are driven to a pond or a little river.
5. Then they are thrown into the water, one at a
time. The men who are in the water catch them, and
squeeze the wet wool with their hands to get the dirt
all out of it.
6. Then the wool is thoroughly dried, the sheep
are taken to the shearer; and he cuts off the wool
with a large pair of shears.
7. It is then dyed, spun, and woven into cloth.
8. In a short time, before the cold winter comes,
new wool grows out on the sheep. By the corning of
spring there is so much, that it must be cut off again.