This is the first time we've ever been through shearing, wow!! Not only a HUGE learning experience, but our shearer was superb! He's been doing this since he was 10 and really, shearing a flock of 9 doesn't take a large amount of his time, but he made quick work of it all. He taught us a lot and next year shearing will be easier on us all.
Now on to lambing, which should be starting in the next week or so.