This is a pelvis bone of either a cow or a horse. Both the boys brought it for show and tell this week to school.
Last weekend Richard and the boys went out to the west desert to go help shear sheep. They don't actually do the shearing- they have a bunch of leather-skinned New Zealanders do that part in a big shearing trailer. They went to help, but didn't get the chance because the weather was so icky. The had a fun time anyways riding four-wheelers, finding old bones, playing cards and ultimate frisbee. Richard brought the boys back on Sunday morning and then he headed back out (it's about a 4 hour drive) to help for the next two days so they could get it all done. For those of you who have never seen how the process happens, my next post will be a video essay of the shearing process. Its really quite interesting. I'll have to wait for Richard to help me with it though, because I know I will not explain it correctly!