This has got to be the most nerve-wracking time of the year for me : shearing time. This is pay-off time for me, the harvesting of the crop. The sheep have already started to lose some of their fleece and I need to hope for good weather this week, to keep them dry until the 20th. Most of the fleeces are very nice looking, but there are a few showing the stresses of large lambs and winter weather. Time will tell. My first show of the season is in April, so hope to be there with fresh gorgeous rovings.