Shearing Sheep: The Right way
When we got our sheep I thought it would be a good idea to shear them ourselves; save money, shear on demand.... However, I quickly learnt that shearing is a Black Art, best left to the professional, unless you enjoy a really sore, stiff back.
A good shearer can shear a sheep in around 1 minute. Our DIY Record: 5 hours for one sheep!
If you're still keen to DIY, these videos are brilliant: