Monday 26 July 2010

Fleece skirting

I've been putting it off and putting it off but it had to be done today, fleece skirting for the Border Union show at Kelso this weekend.

I'm never too sure how much to skirt as so many points are given for weight, take too much out and you can lose lots of points but leave too much in and you lose marks for consistency of micron, character, staple length and contamination. I think the Great Weston Region Fleece & Fibre Show have the best idea.

Anyway after a lot of deliberation I decided that if I took out all the contamination in Tenzings fleece there would be nothing left! His fleece looks like it came off an animal in two halves, one relatively clean for a cria fleece and the other covered in all sorts. I wouldn't mind but I spend hours trying to keep the fields clean.

Denise, one of our stewards for the weekend popped round to see what was needed of her, thankfully she is looking forward to it! It was also a great excuse to go and have a look at the girls and their babies, many of which came straight over to say hello.

Minimus and Wynfor have gained weight again today, in fact Minimus has now almost out grown the coat I made him last weekend. That's another job to add to the list; make a new coat.

Paul asked me to thank you for sponsoring him Dave, very kind of you.

1 comment:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Enjoy the show, its always a good sign...when the coats are getting little...!!.....Jayne