Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shearing finished

The hydraulic press on Speedwell. It can press up to 300 kilos.  One of the first jobs Christopher did when we bought  Speedwell was to convert it to a capless press.
So pleased shearing is finished for this season.  Over the last 2 days we have had 1,106 sheep shorn.  Christopher has taken the shearers over to the mainland already because they are going into Stanley tonight.  Relaxing evening tonight.  Tomorrow lots of drafting, house tidying and  bedding to wash and dry.  Next major job after all the sheep are sorted is to take Theo to Stanley.  She needs to be taken out of the water  to have her anti fouling and anodes checked.  Ideally we would beach her here but we have virtually no tidal rise and fall so we wouldn't be able to re-float her again.  It will be a very expensive time.

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