Anyone done this? My shearer is way behind schedule and my sheep are miserable. So, yesterday I began clipping myself. My ram is the only one who will stand still and let me do this. So far I have his neck clipped, half his back, the front of his chest and now working down both shoulders. My goodness, this is time consuming. We used to have a standard poodle, so at least I have some experience in avoiding nipping the skin. It has been raining and a tornado is on the way so I may not get out again to work on him today. Another question in the same vein: Can a sheep with a full coat tolerate temps in the eighties? I know some people let their sheep go two or more years without being sheared. Obviously, this is neglect, but how do these sheep stand the heat?