August 2012

The weaning of lambs

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24 August, 2012 - 11:57 | Sue Blacker

24th August, 2012: organising sheep is worth planning.  This saves them heading off in the wrong direction or getting into the wrong places.  

Going in .... and coming out!

Superwash musings - a work in progress

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9 August, 2012 - 11:22 | Sue Blacker

The traditional Hercosett superwash treatment is very effective.  By superwash treating wool, the edges of the scales on each hair are removed and smoothed, so that they cannot catch together as well.  This prevents shrinking and felting when the wool is washed in hot water or agitated.  The treatment itself uses plenty of chlorine and is therefore of questionable environmental credentials.

Lovely Ali

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9 August, 2012 - 11:03 | Sue Blacker

Ali is twelve.  We got her as a tiny kitten and at first she lived upstairs - mainly under the bed, except when she emerged to play.

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