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plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
Thank you singing shearer!
« on: May 29, 2012, 06:37:23 pm »
What a nice bunch! Thank you for doing a grand job! See you later in the year or early next!
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 06:57:15 pm »
Anyone north of the Midlands got a date for Philip to be passing by?  I'm hoping he'll be coming my way to clip a batch of ours and show me how to hand-shear, but don't have a date - and of course now we're having proper summer weather, we're desperate to get all the girls' heavy coats off.  (If he's not coming for a while, I think I'll have to arrange for a friendly hill farm to let me clip some of their sheep with Philip!)

He's a busy man at the moment of course, so hasn't been able to get back to me with an idea of date - for which I can hardly blame him, I couldn't give him any real guidance on when we'd need him - some years we start clipping around Easter-time, last year we clipped late July!  ::)
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 09:04:47 pm »
I've asked him back too - he puts together 'routes' so am waiting to hear when he's doing a northern one. I imagine he's too busy to breathe right now! I did get a reply saying it was great to have a request which was not for the first week in June  :D

toaster

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 10:51:23 pm »
We had a visit today too, lovely chap and such efficiency. I was very impressed and am ever grateful  :)
 
 

benkt

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cambridgeshire
    • Hempsals Community Farm
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 11:44:24 pm »
Does he actually sing as he shears?

Moleskins

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • England
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 11:57:37 pm »
Not to my knowledge but he doesn't slum a dirty pen either - whatever that means.
Time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like a banana.

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 07:25:01 am »
They are lovely aren't they. Philip came to us after huge catastrophies with other shearers who either made a shoddy job of it or cut the sheep to ribbons or both. Phil does a fantastic clip and handles the sheep really well. Jayne entertains whilst he's working up a sweat with sheepy tales and a little juicy gossip. Can you sing Phil?

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
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Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 07:34:18 am »
Looking forward to meeting Philip - due to see us Friday. The sheep can't wait - poor things are so woolly!
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 09:47:12 am »
Where are you toaster? You must be close to us  if he saw us both on the same day?

toaster

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 10:18:32 am »
Where are you toaster? You must be close to us  if he saw us both on the same day?

I am not far from Towcester Northamptonshire  :wave:

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Thank you singing shearer!
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 01:48:18 pm »
Hi Philip.....any chance of getting to Somerset/Devon before 14th? Desperate to move sheep as too many here and 3 acres of lush long grass down the road waiting for them.....
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