It's such a delight to watch someone do a difficult job well. Our new shearer, Emily, is 23 years old and has been shearing for about 8 years. She is extremely skilled, both in handling the recalcitrant sheep and in zipping along with no second cuts.
This is Coco, one of the mohair goats. Her fleece was totally felted. They need to be sheared twice a year, and we didn't get to it last autumn.
I'll hand trim their bangs some time this week. They are too cute to cut off completely.