A couple of weeks ago we had shearing day here at our farm. I have a new shearer. My other shearer after 10 or so years , maybe longer , retired. She was lots of fun and when she finished I always had a big pot of soup on and we would eat lunch together and then she would go on her merry way.
My new shearer is a man and comes after his work in the afternoon so he doesn't get lunch. I was very happy with him and he will be back next year.
Most people shear in the spring but I prefer to shear my sheep in the fall. We have such rainy and muddy weather the fleece stays cleaner during the winter. Here are some pictures to share with you.