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 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