Thursday, 29 March 2012

crutching.........

Yesterday we were crutching..............
I love the early morning light coming into the shed............
lots of work ahead...........all waiting............
see they get all woolly around their heads and get a bit "wool blind"
a nice little trimming around the head and cheeks..........called "wigging"
and this is what happens on the other end..............where the wees and poos have stained the wool........
a bit of a clean up before shearing...............
the wool press...........


maybe the girls could get a "hair do" like mine.......
(she got sick and lost her coat not much left to come off)
all done for now.................
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue
PS I am very sorry i am behind in replying to emails............but I am just going to put the posts up and i'll try and catch up later................
PSS for more adventures of Peg and Dale check out Peg's blog as she has been including the links............

28 comments:

  1. busy times at your place Chooky,thankyou for the wool shed tour,its fasinating learning what goes on at the farm.xx

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  2. Oh thanks for the Tutorial - fabulous. Do you also spin your own wool???

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  3. I do enjoy seeing posts with life on the farms or different places... all look healthy and woolly... hopefully an excellent shear ahead...
    Hugz

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  4. Lots of inspiration there for Anni. Thanks for the tour.

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  5. Thanks Chookyblue - I hadn't heard the term 'wigging" before but its always good to learn. I wonder how you find time for anything else living on a farm. (no need to reply, I'd rather you got sewig instead)

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  6. Love the pics, love to live on a farm :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing ... lovely photos.... (not fussed about a reply, just nice that bloggers share there journeys)

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  8. I always love the farm posts, thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. This brings back memories from when my grandma raised sheep in South Dakota, USA. Not nearly as many as you have, but I was there once when her sheep were sheared. As a child, I felt bad for the sheep. But she was able to convince me that the sheep would be more comfortable without their heavy winter coats on.

    Kim in the USA

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  10. I really love the farm posts too! Don't worry about the emails - get to them when you can but keep posting - we love it!

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  11. Beaucoup d'ouvrage, tricoter vous votre laine.J'ai carder et filer et teintde la laine beaucoup de travail.Vous avez de très belle photo.Je vous envie de vivre sur la ferme.

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  12. Fabulous pics Chooky! I love to learn about the jobs that have to be done on a farm!

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  13. I grew up on a sheep station Your photos bring back so many memories
    I can almost smell it

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  14. Oh all those sheep, and all that delicious wool. Please could we swap farms?????

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  15. Love the photo s, just great , wish I was there

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  16. Love the photo s, just great , wish I was there

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  17. Love the photo s, just great , wish I was there

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  18. Don't worry about the emails. I love that you are posting even though you feel behind! I especially love your farm posts. So interesting! (Wigging is new to me too!)

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  19. Interesting post, Chookyblue! How long it takes, when one sheep is sheared? I had an opportunity to try a spinning this winter, and I must say it was hopeless! I understand, if you have no time to answer all emails... I see you have a lot of other works to do, but REMEMBER take some time for stitching ;o)

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  20. A very different kind of occupation !!
    Florence

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  21. Hmmm...got nice soft hands now Chooky?
    And for goodness sake DONT reply!

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  22. Are you that person that has all those weird farm photos on her blog???? LOL - do you remember that??? hahaha

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  23. Great Pics..Thanks for Sharing...always Interesting.
    cheers

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  24. Great shots, i never get sick of woolshed pics

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  25. Busy times....great pictures. You have such an eye for detail. The light is gorgeous.

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  26. Great to see some farm snaps.

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