Sonnie the shearer

Katie Klingsporn

He’s 78 years old, small in stature, exceedingly polite, his speech a bit slurred from two strokes, but still unfathomably strong and hardworking. Meet Sonnie Gustamantes, lifelong sheep shearer and remarkable human being. This story, which appears in the Fall 2016 Edible Southwest magazine, is my first cover story for a magazine. It was an honor to write about his amazing life and the trade he is passing on to his grandsons.

http://ediblesouthwestcolorado.com/sonnie-gustamantes-the-art-of-shearing/

Sonnie Gustamantes. Photo by Richard Scibelli, Jr. Sonnie Gustamantes. Photo by Richard Scibelli, Jr.

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