Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Dog Days Of...

...yeah, pretty much every day.

I skirted (removed britch or leg wool, dirty wool, excess hay and straw) all 25 of our freshly shorn fleeces yesterday. All those fleeces tied up in old sheets are now sorted, bagged and stacked on the two new excellent shelves Saint Tim built in the barn for me. Obviously it would be nice if I posted some pictures, but I'm saving them for my "Day in the Life" Sunday Stills assignment this week.

Of course the best part of working your butt off all day is watching everyone else sprawl out in the soft green grass and sleep. All day.

If you want to see a picture of some tired "dogs", I should have taken a picture of my own feet.

I have to give little Weaslie credit. I don't care how late I stay out at the wool house, she's always waiting just outside (she's declared open season on Frog Pond "swimming" and smells too bad to come inside) the door waiting for me.

There were some nice fleece surprises this year. I even have one saved back to enter in the fleece competition at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival in May. And that mud slick that probably made national news? Graham's fleece being washed ;-).


Camp said...

Ohhh my precious Iris...I am sure resting after a hard day's work.

your aunt debbie loves you!!!

DayPhoto said...

Cool, green grass.......ahhhh! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Life just couldn't get any sweeter.


Lori Skoog said...

Sweet pup...I hope the smell has gone away. What is the temperature down there? You have been very busy!

Nancy K. said...

I still have LAST YEAR's unwashed fleeces in bags in my basement...

Iris has the right idea!

Shirley said...

Let sleeping dogs lie... outside if they are stinky! Nice photos.

Alice said...

Apparently Weaslie is partial to the cologne du pond. It keeps unsavory critters away from the wool house.

Aren't you lucky that Saint Tim's middle name must also be "Joseph" because he is also a great carpenter!

Great job continuing on that "Effective" New Years resolution. I can't even remember what mine was. ;-)

Shelley said...

Do you know when the Border Collie thing is this year? At the same park? I was thinking about that yesterday and wanting to ask you.

Hope you're feeling better!

Tammy said...

I can't believe you worked 25 fleeces in one day. That's awesome-- what focus. I get lots of 'help' of the snoozing kind too. Hard working dogs and cats. ;-)


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