This leaves me in a position where I have to decide: is it worth spending the money to continue, or should I pack it in while I'm ahead? Basically, without a machine I can't do it so the option is to buy one.
There are none available second hand at the moment. New ones start at $900 for the smallest one, which is driven off a car battery. I have one chap I can phone who might be willing to sell me one he has in a shed, but it's a long shot.
So, do I spend the money, or not? I have the money, but it would mean slicing heavily into my Burning Man savings. *sigh*
I've made around $1300 in approximately 6 easy days' work shearing.
I like doing it.
Owning my own plant would mean that when I get my farm I'll have the stuff I need.
Never having to deal with skin-crawly guy again.
Argh! My Burning Man money!
What if I buy a lemon?
Not knowing exactly how much I can expect to make a year from it, and therefore whether the recent business is indicative of monthly average. Pretty sure it's not.
*sob* My Burning Man money!
Any sensible suggestions, ideas or slaps upside the head gratefully accepted.
And in other news, I reiterate what everyone else said about going back to work.