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Re: Bit quiet in ZS 10 land

Post by ForgeCorvus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:08 pm

That reminds me.
Bush, how much of a PITA is posting wool fleece ?
I'm English, our Government doesn't trust us to have real guns........or decent pocket knives for that matter
Good job theres no such thing as a Trebuchet licence :D

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Post by Big and Daft » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:13 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:That reminds me.
Bush, how much of a PITA is posting wool fleece ?
What, like trying to get the stamps to stick to it?

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Post by wee drop o' bush » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:15 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:That reminds me.
Bush, how much of a PITA is posting wool fleece ?
Do you mean pain in the arse? :D

Considering the fleeces are still in a somewhat raw state when they're shorn, Royal Mail, DHL etc might charge danger money :lol:

We bag our fleeces up & sell them to the wool marketing board.

Edit: there may well be permits needed for transporting fleeces; in case parasites/disease could be spread. Ad'lan do you know?
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Re: Bit quiet in ZS 10 land

Post by Ad'lan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:55 am

The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011 wrote:Placing on the market
10. The placing on the market of untreated wool and untreated hair from farms or from establishments or plants is authorised except where they present a risk of any disease communicable through those products to humans or animals.
Unless there's a control order placed on your flock, there seems to be no issue. The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011"
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Post by wee drop o' bush » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:22 am

Knew you'd know :D
Thanks.
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Post by ForgeCorvus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:01 pm

Yes I mean pain in the arse, some sites have filters to stop me from writing plain English (I'm pretty sure at least one also counted up the number of 'naughty' words and automatically banned you when you hit a quota ) so I've got out of the habit........Piss! Bum!! Willies !!! :D

I'm interested in getting a raw fleece, preferably from a primitive or at least an unimproved breed (as in one thats been around over a hundred years) because I was told that those types of fleece are better (easier) for drop-whorl spinning (learning how to do that is on my 40 for 40 list)

As Ad'lan (thanks mate) reckons theres no problem what would it cost me and when do you shear ?
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Post by wee drop o' bush » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:35 pm

My sheep are Texels. The most non-primitive breed you can get :lol:
Blue Leicester fleece is very good.

Edit: Shearing is usually done in May/June. Let me know if you're still interested then & I'll ask a Blue Leicester breeder about pricing etc :)
Texel fleece is poor quality as they're primarily a 'meat breed'
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Post by wee drop o' bush » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:43 pm

Texel
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Blue Leicester
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Re: Bit quiet in ZS 10 land

Post by BoomBoomPowPow » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:36 am

I've been mind numbingly busy since I last posted but still lurk around, planning on being a lot more active this year. I'll try and get a little write up done on making your own hair rigs for fishing and weight making too if anyone is interested.

wee drop o' bush:

Don't know if you are aware but handguns are still available on an S1 licence in NI, I have a few friends that regularly do practical pistol.
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Post by wee drop o' bush » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:05 am

Boom I didn't know that. Thanks :)
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Post by Angry Sapper » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:07 am

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Re: Bit quiet in ZS 10 land

Post by Ad'lan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:22 pm

wee drop o' bush wrote:My sheep are Texels. The most non-primitive breed you can get :lol:
Blue Leicester fleece is very good.

Edit: Shearing is usually done in May/June. Let me know if you're still interested then & I'll ask a Blue Leicester breeder about pricing etc :)
Texel fleece is poor quality as they're primarily a 'meat breed'
I'm not sure you want the most primitive. I mean, we kept Jacobs, and the wool could be like steel. Very tough, and water repellent when raw though. We had loads of it, but recently, lots of the out buildings are cleared for my uncles furniture restoration, so I no longer have mountains of it sitting about.
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Re: Bit quiet in ZS 10 land

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:58 pm

Sorry Bush, but they all look like grass-eating clouds to me :oops:
I'll get back to you in a couple of months then......Could you give me a vague ball-park price ? (are we talking pounds. tens of pounds or telephone numbers )

@ B&D Ha Ha :D
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Post by wee drop o' bush » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:44 pm

ForgeCorvus they are like clouds :lol:

I honestly don't know how much a quality fleece is worth :? A good guess is in the £20-£30 region plus the postage.
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Post by absw » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:52 pm

I'm around, just busy with work and forgetting to login and post. :P
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Re: Bit quiet in ZS 10 land

Post by fourpaws » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:51 pm

Im still here ! hanging on... just about.. :D ... just been at home sorting my house out with decorating and all that good stuff associated with being a home owner... :D
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