It's the time of year again for the sheep to be getting their short-back-and-sides, and so Big Brother called on my help once again.
Okay, so he didn't actually call for my help, but having my offspring there as his assistants is kind of the same thing.
And talking of offspring, for this post, I'm going to let DR do most of the talking ...
Take it away, DR.
Okay, here's where the process starts:
The smallest amongst us dives in and grabs an unshorn sheep, holding it for long enough for....
me to take over the head.
flip it over on its back.
Uncle Calum, aka Big Brother, then takes over for the expert part - the shearing.
This is what I do while CF is shearing - I lay out the wool, inside up, clean any lumps off it, and fold the sides into the middle
Now for some trivia:
(note from Mother: I have no idea what 'postal' means in this context. Any help from readers on this score would be appreciated.)
I've taken the head and.....
(By 'her natural environment', I do believe Big Brother means the kitchen... )