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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1275 on: November 18, 2018, 12:22:44 am »
Spinning and chatting to members of my spinning group. I also saw a tiny e-spinner in action and now I want one. OH has said he'll get me one for Christmas.
Voss Electric Fence

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1276 on: November 18, 2018, 06:49:57 am »
MGoM a mini electric eel is on my list of must haves, plus a portable power bank which will run it for ages according to one of our Guild members who got one of the first.  Kick start fundraising for version 2 went live the other day. 

A day of musical wheels at our Guild yesterday had us all drooling at what we could not afford.  Several even changed hands and there were 5 brand new timbertops wheels to try too along with free wheel servicing so many snags and squeaks got dealt with.  Skill share days should be a little quieter now.

Black Sheep

  • Joined Sep 2015
  • Briercliffe
    • Monk Hall Farm
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1277 on: November 18, 2018, 04:33:14 pm »
Sponging the last ewes, well two of the outstanding three, as Isadora is just too wary to follow the others in to a pen. Will try again tomorrow!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1278 on: November 18, 2018, 05:21:33 pm »
Pimping sheep :)  :love: :sheep:

I’ve borrowed a cute little grey katmoget tup lamb for my two first timers.  And couldn’t resist popping Quincy my black Wensleydale in with him too - if they can work out that they need to stand on a slope!  Lol.

The main flock (rather grand to call it that - just 6 ewes this year) are with the homebred Skyhawk, who is black Wensleydale x Romney (white himself), and of whom I have high hopes.  He got his final two yesterday when we moved the sheep around ready for Wotsit’s arrival.  (I’m already plotting that if Wotsit and Minx produce a nice tup lamb, I could use him on the new entrants next year.  And call him WotSon.  Lol.)
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

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1279 on: November 21, 2018, 09:16:41 pm »
The weather is awful today here in Aberdeenshire , so I refitted the kitchen , down to B(odge it ) & Q(uickley) for new worktops shiny new sink and taps.  mid range stuff , and since 9am I have been hard at work assisted by a pair of rottweilers and a helpful cat. Not so helpful was the fact that the sink and tap were made in Turkey, I think I would have preferred Chinese stuff !!  At least they have a better grip on dimensions  ???  ) Its a sign of the times I suppose ( sigh )  oh well a little fettling and all sorted , that will surprise Mrs RTB when she comes home from her hols.

Tomorrow I will make a new back door . :thumbsup:

Oh and I had a lie in this morning, bliss got up a 6:30

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1280 on: November 22, 2018, 10:34:50 am »
As you say it's bucketing down today... I decided to wash the car... at least I didn't have to rinse it.  Kind of a needs must situation if I'm honest... I've got an old friend coming to see if he can find the intermittent electrical fault on my headlight and let's just say I didn't want him to have to use the ice scraper to get the mud off before he started... all down to me running up and down a friend's lane to take care of her livestock whilst she's laid up with a broken ankle... Having removed all the mud I discovered the vehicle underneath is brown in colour...  :o
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1281 on: November 22, 2018, 11:55:10 am »
As you say it's bucketing down today... I decided to wash the car... at least I didn't have to rinse it.  Kind of a needs must situation if I'm honest... I've got an old friend coming to see if he can find the intermittent electrical fault on my headlight and let's just say I didn't want him to have to use the ice scraper to get the mud off before he started... all down to me running up and down a friend's lane to take care of her livestock whilst she's laid up with a broken ankle... Having removed all the mud I discovered the vehicle underneath is brown in colour...  :o
:D  mine is light brown aka white !

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1282 on: November 23, 2018, 08:19:31 am »
Yesterday was both a great day and a sad day.  Great because I was demonstrating on the Association of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers stand at the Knit and Stitch show at Harrogate.

Sad because somehow in getting to the stand the cone at the top of my lovely new distaff fell out of my bag and has got lost.  It is a good job I had not intended to spend all day spinning flax and I had oodles of other fibre to play with.

The stand is Q4 for those who still wish to visit the show but different guilds are manning it each day.

philcaegrug

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • ammanford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1283 on: November 24, 2018, 09:52:49 pm »
today I have topped two fields.  Mainly to cut back the rushes and rain due with us next week so probably last chance this year.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1284 on: November 24, 2018, 11:28:04 pm »
Crocheting Christmas gifts.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1285 on: November 27, 2018, 09:15:24 pm »
Went to get straw, that made it rain  :raining:   then the wind picked up , I was glad to get home and spend the next 4 hours stacking it in the steading...in the dry

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1286 on: November 30, 2018, 06:26:44 pm »
repairing storm damage

alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1287 on: November 30, 2018, 08:12:20 pm »
Working hard on the farm trying to keep warm. Then sat at my model desk building my Fw190 (it's an aircraft). It's nearly my children's bedtime so it'll be vodka o'clock then  :excited:
I'm not scared to be seen, I make no apologies. This is me!

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1288 on: November 30, 2018, 09:04:04 pm »
Working hard on the farm trying to keep warm. Then sat at my model desk building my Fw190 (it's an aircraft). It's nearly my children's bedtime so it'll be vodka o'clock then  :excited:


Do not combine the two

alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1289 on: November 30, 2018, 09:16:21 pm »
Oh i'm not combining the two. I've already super-glued my fingers together tonight so i'll quit whilst i'm ahead  :innocent:
I'm not scared to be seen, I make no apologies. This is me!

 

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