Making and Knowing
A minimal edition of BnF Ms Fr 640 in English Translation

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Sheared ewes

If the shearer wounds them at some point, he applies the very excrement of the ewe on it. When they are fat, they are easier to shear and do not get hurt as easily.

at left middle margin of folio 041v

If the shearer wants to ‘viscorter’ them, that is to castrate them as [they] are one or two years old, he must not have been with his wife, because this would cause the sheep to die.