I suspect Herkimer just likes the shearing stand because it is a dry place where he can relax and watch the world.
Just lately though, I've been wondering if it's his way of asking to be sheared? I'd like him the put on another few weeks growth before giving him his hair cut, and it's not very hot this summer.
We did just shear Ishmael in my wonderful Sheep to Shawl class and I am loving spinning his fine soft kid mohair. My next Sheep to Shawl class is March 19-21, 2014 if you'd like to join us, message me for info.