Sunday was shearing day at the Double Up!! Romney sheep produce incredibly thick fleeces, so by the end of April, they are ready to lighten up. Much to my dismay, a good bit of their bulk turned out to be fat - a LOT of fat. My sheep are obese, and I am going to have to start locking them up to keep them from grazing so much.
Anyway, shearing is an art. I have done it, once, to prove that I can and now I am happy to pay for shearers to come in. My "regular" shearer is on the other side of 70, so I have been looking for someone younger, and this year we worked with Southern Grit Shearing. I would classify them as Alpaca shearers who do sheep too, and they did a good job for us.
Arrived at 12:30. By 1:20 we were done and having lunch. My sheep are much happier, I am wallowing in fleeces, and all is well with my sheep world (well, except for the fatness thing).