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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Oh what a labourious job
« on: July 24, 2014, 11:09:47 am »
As its a lovely day I decided to prepare my fleece for showing. Its a back breaking job and it seems like I will neve get to the end of picking the vm out.
Still, at least when I come to spin it a lot of the hard work will have already been done so I mustn't grumble.
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 11:19:55 am »

Just hope the show doesn't display it in such a way that everyone picks at it and helps themselves to bits  :(

Good luck with the showing.  Also a close-up pic of your staples would be lovely - not the same as handling the fleece, but next best thing until Dan installs interactive touchy/feely/smelly capability on TAS  ;D
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 04:42:54 pm »
Fleecewife,
Its a Coloured Ryeland shearling ram fleece. I have attached a few pics but I think the closeup is a bit too close. The last pic is of the underside. Its a lovely steel grey colour there but the pic doesn't do it justice. The staple is 4 inches in the best parts but shorter elsewhere. 
I love it but don't expect the judges will. Its not commercial enough for them.
I am only showing at the local show and there were only a couple of fleece there last year so I can probably only come 3rd at worst  ;D
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 05:42:51 pm »
Missed a bit.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 06:02:57 pm »
Good job you aren't the judge  :roflanim:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 06:47:41 pm »
Oh but I AM THE JUDGE!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 07:12:42 pm »
Me, you are such a wonderful person. What chocolates do you like?  :roflanim: :roflanim:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 09:20:30 pm »
Me, you are such a wonderful person. What chocolates do you like?  :roflanim: :roflanim:
- not at all fussy!  :thumbsup:

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 10:11:37 pm »
I got carried away yesterday and put 5 entries in for our fleece classes :o .  Now I have to pick out enough vm to start a compost heap :roflanim: :roflanim: .  Just got carried away again...
And my pretty little ewe lamb has rolled in the bonfire site and is now 'ash' blonde (mucky dark grey :P )

Good luck B with your show entry :fc:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Oh what a labourious job
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2014, 10:37:13 pm »
Good luck to you too. Let's hope you get the  :trophy:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

 

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