We hired a shearer to do the fall shearing this year. My back is not up for shearing anymore, and we have 11 sheep and goats that needed it. Zander did a great job- no nicks on the sheep, and the fleeces look great. Above is Dete, our Cotswold ewe, and below is our wethered Shetland lamb Sarge.
Since all the sheep and goats were penned, Tom went ahead and trimmed all their hooves, and I helped a small amount by giving worming medication and copper boluses. Things got a little crowded, but now the fall maintenance is done. Bring on winter!