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Milk n Cookies
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« on: July 29, 2012, 08:36:04 PM »

Yikes!  Poor Flower.  She's so embarrassed now we've sheared her.  The other goats pick on her too  Embarrassed


However, Frosty is quite the cutie pie  Wink


I think DH and I better keep our day jobs because we sure would lose the farm trying to make a living shearing.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 05:31:25 AM »

Sindy that's not so bad for your first time...you'll get better at it as time goes on.  They sure are pretty goaties.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 08:16:41 AM »

I think you did very well! She looks sheared to me! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 08:43:47 AM »

She does look rather embarrassed at her naked state!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 08:45:29 PM »

I think you are just being kind, Candace.  I know you have Angoras and am sure you are experienced. 

Surely I'll improve with time Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 08:13:52 AM »

*lol no, you realy did a good job from what I can tell, if you did her with scissors, that is how they look. You should have seen a few of mine in the beginning, would have made yours look like a pro did it! mine we use a shearer; and so we get closer, but with scissors that's bout how close you get! Now, what are you going to do with the hair?
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 12:41:51 PM »

  She looks so sweet.

  i give you credit, that is why we do not have Angora goats, the sheering is way to much fwork for me. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 09:59:57 PM »

I'm planning on buying a spinning wheel to start spinning.  No extra money at the time and defintely no extra time with gardening, canning, and work.  I'm hoping by fall or winter that I'll have one and I can practice during the long evenings. 

I have 2 shearings from her, a sheep fleece, and 2 alpaca shearings that are already milled.  I've got plenty of fiber to work with, but nothing to work with or the know-how.  All in good time.
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