|"Elderberry Buff" (see story)|
|Turkey chick at Day 3|
|Blue and Soldier all loved up now.|
|Taking notes from a You Tube training |
|Trying to open up a 'blow' in the belly wool|
|Getting started, right front leg up to brisket.|
|Not beautiful, but patchy and cooler.|
|Poor Lily does not love us this evening. She lost her baby, |
her winter coat and her good looks all in the same day!
As to "Five minutes".... even with Liz helping and me trying to shear, we were a good hour and a bit doing the one sheep (Lily) and stopped three times for a breather and to let Lily stand up and recover a bit between 'bouts' of wrestling. We postponed Polly till tomorrow and I promised to go re-read the instructions now I would understand them a bit more having used the machine. They are not well translated into English (are they ever?) but the stuff about tension screws and listening for the change of note from rattle to hum makes a bit more sense now, so we may get on a bit better with Polly. We were exhausted (and Lily probably was too!) and adjourned to the shade for a regroup. Liz had a mountain of baking still to do for a craft open-evening tonight, and I wanted to keep an eye on the bees, while also strawing up the strawberries. That was enough chaos for one post. Lily may not be a beauty any more, but she must, at least, be cooler as the ambients in the West come up through 15 towards a very welcome but rare 18ºC. Iss prackly a HEATwave!
*not really sale-able - we were going to give it to Carolyn to play spinning with, but you get the picture.