Friday, October 24, 2008

Winners, shearers and a displaying cards quilt.

How did the promised Wednesday post turn into Friday?

My darlingest favouritest husband shared his illness so I have struggled to keep up with the shearer's cooking let alone the computer, even missed a meeting last night and that doesn't happen much! This is going to be the all time quickest post as well as it is the shearer's cut out party here tonight, feeding between 20 and 30! I have made two of the best pavlovas of my short catering career so i am getting organized.

Shearing looks like a good career when you think cut out party and meals supplied, especially these jam and cream scones...yum!




And then you find out you have to actually do this....
And more of this...

and a bit of this...
..and the job isn't looking quite so great! They average about 150 sheep shorn a day each.
The harnesses they are in are hooked to a high pole and are tosave their backs-but it is still an incredibly hard job.

My boy was very busy on his day off, keeping the floor tidy and chasing sheep to his heart's content.


DH is off in his truck delivering the bales of wool to the wool stores. Did another load yesterday for his brother. The wool is all pressed up into 200 kg packs.


And yes, i do actually sew still! This is my new display board(quilt) for some of my cards, i wanted an easy way at markets, I can now just tie this to the clothes horse or hang it to display the cards. I used clear plastic from when I went through my plastic coated bag stage.
I think you can see the plastic better here.
Finally, some winners! Thank you so much for your lovely comments, was the only bright spot there for a day or two when I felt like rubbish! My girl helped me to draw some commenters and Robyn and Barbara (no blog) were the lucky recipients of a happy pack (that I guarantee will get there before the next millenium!) They may like to drop me a line.
Have a great day, -I'll think of you as i vacuum! Tracey

10 comments:

Carol said...

Well aren't you the cleverest, that's a wonderful way to display your cards. Bravo to you.

Hmmm and those scones look mighty fine to me!

loulee1 said...

Great display.

Hope you're all better soon.

Clare said...

Great photos of the shearers and well done for bearing up under the stress of it all. A sick DH does not help matters!

Just a subtle hint. My Australian blocks are diminishing!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Congrats to the winners. Great display idea. All that shearing makes me think of Thornbirds. Feel better.

Doodlebug Gail said...

That's a great way to display your cards - well done! And can I come over for scones and jam? I'll help sweep up the mess - LOL

Cascade Lily said...

Scones with jam and cream are my all time fave! Hope you are all recovered.

Ruth's Place said...

Your scones look great! I use an old CWA recipe with cream in the mix...

Loved the sheep and shearing pictures, and then got giddy over the thought of all that wool lol.

Hope you'll be back to 100% soon.

Kim said...

Now that's a lot of wool! How many head do you shear each season? I am now hungry for scones and biscuits after seeing your fine baked goods here. :) The card display is a great idea, good for you! Gosh, you have such a busy life I wonder how you ever find time to make your pretty quilts too. Hope you are feeling fine by now.

Susie said...

Hi Tracey,
I can so relate to your "Wednesday turning into Friday post" statement!
You've been so very busy. As always, I enjoy seeing what's happening with your sheep. You certainly do get a lot of wool from them.
Those scones look delish!
xo

Sassenach said...

That's a fantastic idea for displaying cards and ideas.

The shearing looks backbreaking, even with the slings. Maybe I won't gripe so much about the haying.....