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Roger Hastings of Dickinson Center shears a yearling ewe (Susan Heberling)
Roger Hastings of Dickinson Center shears a yearling ewe (Susan Heberling)

Heard Up North: Sheep shearing a sure sign of spring

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In the North Country, we have lots of ways to know when spring has finally sprung. The snow melts, the robins return and sheep get sheared.

Susan Heberling, of Potsdam, captured this season's shave and a haircut in an iconic image that's on our web site right now. It's the photo of the day.

Heberling told Jonathan Brown that--at the moment she snapped the picture--the ewe didn't seem bothered at all as shearer Roger Hastings went about his work.

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