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  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Singing Shearer.....he is really good!
« on: June 14, 2012, 04:18:45 pm »
We have had the pleasure of a visit from Philip today and I can guarentee he is very good! Ouessants are fiddly and difficult and wriggle like a good un but he is quiet and patient and they all look good! Since we have a dearth of shearers in this area due to retirements we will book him again!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
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Re: Singing Shearer.....he is really good!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 04:20:20 pm »
Isn't he brilliant?! He's like a sheep whisperer - my 2 ewe's loved him!
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Singing Shearer.....he is really good!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 06:02:10 pm »
I really like his calm, steady way with the sheep too, as well as shearing them nicely :thumbsup:


  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Singing Shearer.....he is really good!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 03:54:05 pm »
Thanks Everyone for the good feedback,
Nice to meet you Val and all your helpers, who did a great job.
Hope I didn't bleed on your white fleece too much ;D and thanks for the plaster.

For anyone who is interested I now have a comments page on my website, always good to get feedback about my work (good, bad or indifferent)

Philip :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: ;D


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Singing Shearer.....he is really good!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 12:07:08 am »
Yup, another fan here  :thumbsup:

Not only is he patient and kind with the sheep, he's the same with novice she-shearers!   ::)

And yes, I did do the last one myself, after you'd gone, and yes I got it off in one and no there was no blood.  Perhaps a little unorthodox in places...  :innocent: but we made it. 

Of course I won't be able to stand or walk properly for a couple of days...  ::)

Thanks so much for fitting us in at the end of a long day.  We really appreciate it.  :bouquet:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

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


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