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SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:47:41 pm »
Just want to check whether anyone is going to need a shearer in the Somerset area any time soon.

I have had an enquiry from a lady who would like me to go to Frome in the next few weeks but it would make it fairer for her if I could find a few more small jobs to do on the same day so that I can share the cost of fuel between a few people.

Will be going via M5 and M4 if that helps.

Thanks,
Philip :sheep:

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 09:21:44 pm »
Well you could do mine!......I'm just off M5 near Taunton
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

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SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 10:52:43 am »
Hi Val,

I could possibly, how many do you have?
I was thinking of coming down before the end of the month, would that be too early for you?

Thanks,
Philip :sheep:
 

daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 11:57:45 am »
shame we aint lambed yet

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 12:21:21 pm »
Hi daddymatty82,

How close to lambing are you?

Thanks,
Philip :sheep:

plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 12:23:52 pm »
Do you cover anywhere near oxford?

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 12:29:45 pm »
Yes, I have a couple of large jobs around Kidlington so I spend a few days down there.
Where are you and how many do you have?

Thanks,
Philip :sheep:

plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 12:43:05 pm »
We have 13 to shear and a ram to tidy up as we took some of his coat away due to him getting too hot. We are in bampton. Still a couple of weeks from lambing though. How much do you charge and are you willing to offer a lesson? Do you do feet trimming?

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 12:54:11 pm »
Hi Plt102,

Yes I do feet, I can give you a lesson, machine or blade?
As for cost I charge 30 setup plus fuel costs which I split evenly between all the customers in a day.

Thanks,
Philip :sheep:

SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 01:06:21 pm »
I might have a job for you down near Salisbury, but I wont need you till June. 39 Lleyns to shear and 50 lleyn/wilts halfbreds, which will only probably need a strip taken off the back most of them seem to crutch themselves naturally. give us a shout if you are interested.

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 02:00:24 pm »
Thanks, not sure if I will have anyone left that late on around you, I am trying to sort my diary out at the moment and I am in a bit of a daze!

Thanks,
Philip :sheep:

colliewoman

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 05:20:37 pm »
I've got 5 in Pilton near Glastonbury, but they aren't due to lamb till the 22nd ;)
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SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 06:09:25 pm »
Hi Colliewoman,

I could probably do sometime around the beginning of May, I am still waiting to hear from my customer in Frome so I could try to fit you in if you like. 

Thanks,
Philip :sheep:

colliewoman

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 09:04:01 pm »
Ace! Though I must admit, looking at them today as I moved them to some new grazing, I think they might roo!
I'll keep a close eye, let me know if/when you are in the area and I can hopefully tell a bit better then :thumbsup:
Thankies
We'll turn the dust to soil,
Turn the rust of hate back into passion.
It's not water into wine
But it's here, and it's happening.
Massive,
but passive.


Bring the peace back

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Shearing in Somerset or nearby
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 09:52:52 pm »
I have 14 ewes 4 rams and a wether to shear. End of April should be ok mind you some of them look a bit untidy whilst others have no good rise in the fleece yet. Early would suit me as I want to add the wool to last years and get it spun but will leave it to you if you want to fit me in when convenient! :wave:
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

Overall winner of the Devon Environmental Business Awards 2009

 

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