I began by rooing off what wool I could over Zest's rump and neck. I was surprised by how LITTLE would come off easily. So, I cut a line down the middle of her back....see how solid the fleece is?!
It was a VERY slow process. Zest's fleece was really 'stuck' to her body. She didn't like it when I'd pull up on the fleece to get the blade of the shears under it to cut it! I had to be careful so I wouldn't cut her. That was my first priority...NO NICKS!!
Here's my beautiful lady, AFTER SHEARING (by hand ~ by ME!) ;-) Isn't she beautiful? I know that she is MUCH more comfortable...