Our sheep are bread for meat, not wool. In fact their wool quality is pretty bad and there is nothing you can really do with it. So we just use handheld shears and go to town. The results are happy sheep that look pretty silly. Here are some pictures.
Lilly before we started. I love the tufts on her head and
her squishy, puffy cheeks.
Me with Lilly, half way done. Her wool is so weird,
there are patches a color.
Lilly all done. It's a hack job but she'll be much cooler.
Francis as Jeremy is just starting. She has thick, thick
wool but the quality is better than Lilly's (easier to cut).
Francis all done. She doesn't look too bad actually.