Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Kevin Ford, 74, a national sheep shearing champion, sheared 21 sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Ford has been shearing sheep for 40 years and shears around 4000 sheep per year for farms along the East Coast.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Kevin Ford, 74, a national sheep shearing champion, sheared 21 sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Ford has been shearing sheep for 40 years and shears around 4000 sheep per year for farms along the East Coast.
Kevin Ford sharpens his sheers at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford sharpens his sheers at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Joy Cobb moves sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Joy Cobb moves sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep as the next sheep look on at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep as the next sheep look on at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Mary Ellen Smith cleans wool at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Mary Ellen Smith cleans wool at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep as it looks down at the blade at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep as it looks down at the blade at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford moves a sheep to be sheared as a group watches at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford moves a sheep to be sheared as a group watches at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep as a turkey flies up to her nest at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford shears a sheep as a turkey flies up to her nest at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford finishes shearing a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Kevin Ford finishes shearing a sheep at Providence Farm in McLeansville, N.C., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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