Sunday morning saw 70 rams and 45 ewes left. The shearers were booked out on the islander on the first flight which meant they wouldn't get them all finished. Chris took the ewes out of the shed and put the rams in first as he didn't intend getting left with rams to shear. We shore 2 hours before breakfast and the shearers finished the rams. We then had a thirty minute breakfast instead of an hour and went back to the shed until 9:15. The shearers then came straight home changed their clothes and headed up to the airstrip. The planes eta was 9:35. This left it pretty tight as each time you meet the plane you have to clear the grass strip of sheep and geese, put up a wind sock and attach a fire appliance to the vehicle.
After seeing the shearers off we had smoko then went to the shed and Chris shore the 11 ewes that were left. I carried, swept the floor, rolled and classed the wool.
|Shaun working on Barren Island putting a new roof on the Barren Island shearing shed|