Shearing

Last Saturday (my goodness, was it really a full week ago?) I took our visitor from Tokyo up to Hillside and we joined SpinningGill at her sheep shearing.  My stated intention was to take a set of photographs suitable for the revamping of a website that Gill and I share, but I ended up staying for the full afternoon’s shearing. I took 65 photographs, drank quite a lot of tea, and learned a lot about the principles of shearing.

No. I didn’t have a go myself – but Gill did, under the expert tuition of Ian Simpson.

Here is the evidence:

Gill gets stuck in
Gill gets stuck in
Ian is a patient teacher
Ian is a patient teacher

I also strayed a little with my camera and took some peeling paint shots. . . (more at Flickr)

The door to the byre in which we were shearing
The door to the byre in which we were shearing

There’s a set of shots at Flickr – or view them in this slideshow (26 images)

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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2 Comments

  1. SpinningGill
    June 20, 2009

    She was a very patient sheep as well! 🙂

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