There are shearers coming into shear, and also people to work the table and class the wool. It is hard, physical work. FIL used to shear when he was younger, but would not teach Country Boy how to, because he didn't want Country Boy to be a shearer. The work is just back breaking.
We have visited the farm for a weekend during shearing, but this is the first time I have been here full time for it. It's feels odd to see utes parked outside the shearing shed, because normally it is just us and the inlaws here.
The kids are spending quite a bit of time in the shearing shed while Country Boy is working there. They were quite excited at the start of shearing, though I imagine that the novelty of spending so much time in the shed may soon wear off.