In other news, sheep owners who provide shade for you with their body while shearing, and plums in between sheep, are the best kind. Gotland/Lincoln crosses have skinny chicken legs and are hairy like dogs. It is possible to drink your own bodyweight in water.
Also, Charlotte told me last night that I look really tiny while I'm shearing, and that's probably why people want to jump in and help by grabbing their legs (NO! BAD IDEA!). I will attempt to get a photograph so I can see what I look like. It may or may not get to the internet - usual 'only if it's flattering, my style is good and I look cool' rules apply.