A husband and wife working with lambs. Besides castrating the males, the couple are removing the animals' tails so that dung will not become matted in the fleece. The family is at a relatively early stage of the developmental cycle, when the woman's work on the property is an essential part of the farm's operation. Eventually the farmer will hire casual help to assist with jobs like this.

From Respectable lives: social standing in rural New Zealand by Elvin Hatch

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  • A husband and wife working with lambs. Besides castrating the males, the couple are removing the animals' tails so that dung will not become matted in the fleece. The family is at a relatively early stage of the developmental cycle, when the woman's work on the property is an essential part of the farm's operation. Eventually the farmer will hire casual help to assist with jobs like this.