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April 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM

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Shear finesse


ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Amy Wolf, with electric shears and the help of daughter Morgan, holding the sheep's head at left, swiftly separates the wool in one piece from a sheep Saturday at the annual shearing demonstration for visitors at Bellevue's Kelsey Creek Farm.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The viewing stands were full for each sheep shearing demonstration Saturday, and some youngsters, bundled up for the chilly weather, moved in for a closer look.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Al Schwider, who raises Romney sheep and Angora goats at The Pines Farm in Maple Valley, wields the electric shears Saturday for spectators at Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The wool, removed in one large piece, is carried away from the shearing area to a table to be examined and have bits of matter removed.

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