Only 24 hours till we leave for Bendigo. Finally it looks like it might all come together. The farm sitters arrive this afternoon, (thank goodness for relatives prepared to put up with four puppies, a couple of poddy lambs and wood stoves). The sheep have been shorn and are leading after a fashion. When the wool came off the sheep were carrying a little less condition than we would have liked (a lesson for next time). We have only spot cleaned the sheep rather than bathing them (hopefully not a lesson for next time). The days have been so cold, we have been worried that shearing, washing then travelling would impact on their health, so we are hoping that we can buff them up on Thursday in Bendigo so they look beautiful for judging on Friday.