When my shearer showed up, she told me that her afternoon person had canceled and she could shear everyone. No rush, let's just get 'em done. I agreed, of course, though only the little girls were locked up and we had to chase down Lerris and Dahlia when we got to that field.
Twenty-two haircuts later, we were finished and the shearer was on her way with a fist of cash and two chocolate chip cookies. I grabbed Ari out of the girl field and took him up front, figuring that we could get both the boys-reacquainted and the new-haircut fight over as a single event in one evening.
Let me remind you what the Epic Beat-Down has looked like in years past:
So this year, I have Jared's grandson and a huge blonde buck who is in complete and utter rut coming back together after shearing...
Note that Ari is the guy in the way back left corner.