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2018, Waiting on Lambs! ♡

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Sheep' started by secuono, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Jun 7, 2018
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Got a new wheel, hated everything about the dodec wheel. Trying to sell it.
    Anyway, this is a Merlin Tree Hitchhiker Double Treadle Spinning Wheel.
    Hope to be able to learn how to use it quickly and start spinning up yarn!
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  2. Jun 7, 2018
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    RoahT Loving the herd life

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    Cool, let us know how it goes!
     
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    Your lambs are SO cute!! I’m really glad that I don’t have anywhere to put sheep or I’d be in trouble with DH!
     
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    Tricky getting it to keep going in the same direction, but far, far better than the other one.
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  5. Jun 9, 2018
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    Got the fencing in place. Will secure it when its cooler out.
    I think next week I'll buy the rest of the tposts needed for the other 3 paddocks. Ordering the rest of the brace sets soon, not sure I have enough $ after buying the spinning wheel...lol.
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  6. Jun 10, 2018
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    Rain came back....

    Anywho, 1hr per bobbin, seems much faster than on the drop spindle!
    :)
    Will ply them together.
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  7. Jun 10, 2018
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    Got them two plyed!
    Were soaked, now dripping excess water before I hang to dry.
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  8. Jun 11, 2018
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    RoahT Loving the herd life

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    High five on the spinning! Looks great!
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2018
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    So much vm and the mill wasn't able to remove all the lanolin, thought they were supposed to. Hmm. Will pick out what I can once its dry.
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  10. Jun 12, 2018
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    The final 3 ram lambs.
    They, and the crippled ram, will be dinner if they don't end up selling. Need to buy more alum to tan their hides with.
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    Mowed the ewe pastures. Bottom one still flooded, rain really needs to stop! Had to mow it anyway, so it could better evaporate and because it would grow too dense to mow soon.
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