We’ve been touring in the Valle Casentino, a beautiful area west of Florence, north of Arezzo, that is virtually untouched by mass tourism.
This morning we drove high up into the mountains to the Agriturismo Casa Pallino where the sheep were being sheared. The shearer, a man from Rimini whose company is called Longhorn Shearing, sheared about one hundred Sardinian sheep with a minimum of fuss.
He showed us his special shearer shoes which keep him from sliding. He wears two pairs of pants to protect against the lanolin.