Twice a year the sheep at Browder’s Birds loose their coat. One by one, the animals at the Mattituck farm are led out of the enclosure and onto a wooden platform where Tabbethia Haubold, a professional shearer and owner of Long Island Yarn and Farm, is waiting with clippers in hand. The farm hires her every year to help with the shearing. With deft hands, she turns the sheep on its back and begins shearing its stomach. The animal sits there calmly leaning back into her arms as Haubold begins the barbering process. Spend one minute watching with us now.
One Minute on the North Fork: Sheep Shearing at Browder’s Birds
Sheep shearing at Browder’s Birds (credit: Felicia LaLomia)