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This ‘n’ that

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Well, the sheep have settled into their new routines. Dotty still expects to eat her food out of the bucket, but that’s easier now there’s not a full-grown ewe trying to get her head into the bucket as well. The moorit Shetland still comes across to the fence to be fed there, but that’s more […]

Spinning Wheel Maintenance

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Most of the time, my spinning wheel maintenance consists of oiling all the necessary bits of my wheel; the spindle, the wheel axle and treadles etc. But some times, more than that is necessary. This weekend, Beth and I will be doing a short spinning demonstration during the Brownie and Guide sale, which is taking […]

Spinning today

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There were just four of us at spinning today. I took my wheel and continued with the Shetland fleece that I’m spinning for my Shetland shawl. Conversation ranged from the Ebola virus, moved on to flu jabs, and how lucky we are on the island with our GP and medical provision.

Snip-snip

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It’s that time of year again. The sheep are due to be sheared tomorrow. They’re starting to look tatty, especially the Shetlands, with bits of fleece coming off ’round the edges’ – necks and bums. They’ll be relieved to rid themselves of the heavy wool I should think. I’ve been clearing out the byre in […]

Spinning Tuesday

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It’s been a beautiful sunny day here again today. Ten of us gathered for spinning in the community room, with the usual cake provided by Janet and Jean – many thanks. This afternoon I took advantage of the weather to do some tidying up outside, clearing some old silage covers from around the old silage […]

Spinning Day

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Tuesday is the new Spinning Day, as we now hold it in the Community room at the school. Janet made some very nice cake which went down well with the nine spinners in attendance and a new member joined the group. Norma had been on one of our spinning courses a few years ago, but […]

Hello again

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Well, it’s been a long time since I wrote anything. I’d like to try and write something at least a few times a week. We’ll see how I get on. The New Year has started wet and windy – much as the Old Year left us.  I did manage to get out for a ride […]