My shearing crew (sister and BIL and 5 year old nephew, he was great at holding the fiber bags for us!) just left. The roofer (the uninjured one) came and helped for a couple of hours too. We got the whole herd done. A huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
We started around 8:45 or so, and finished around 4:30, pretty much working straight through. A professional shearer would be apalled at that rate, but I sort of skirt as I go, and am not a professional shearer. Wait until you see the pictures, you will laugh. Sorry, but I'm too tired to go find my camera to download the ones we took. I don't think we got any after shots yet. I don't have the energy to go do that either.
It is a good kind of exhaustion though. The exhaustion of a hard day's work. Yep, feels good.