Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Wool.........and making advantage of a turkey's sexual deviancy



Irene and Sylvia have almost shed their dead winter fur and are revealing their summer chocolate brown fair weather coats. After being instructed that the wool is expensive and is much sought after by serious knitters, I have been collecting it for weeks now.
I just need to know what to do with the soddin stuff

 
I have two lots of chicks which are maturing nicely under their respective mothers 
Denzel is the only miniature cockerel survivor of the fox attack from three weeks ago.I suspect he was not big enough to warrant a spare bite. 

Bingley's arse wound is looking mighty fine. I have formalised an interesting way of checking on the puncture wound as I take advantage of his sexual attraction for my crocs. I place them on the grass, give him a little time to to get all worked up about them, and when he is " all hot and bothered" I can sneak around to give the puncture wound a craft squirt with the antibacterial spray

35 comments:

  1. only you would know how to take advantage of a hot and bothered turkey!

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  2. I would love to see a video of Bingley romancing your Crocs! That has got to be something to see!

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  3. The wool will be sought after by spinners....you can send it to me if you like, though I'm sure there will be someone local to you who would love it! ;)

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  4. your turkey...he has a shoe fetish? interesting.

    I wish I could claim your wool, as I am a knitter BUT I am allergic to the lanolin in the wool. :(

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  5. Unfortunately Goosie who, thanks to one of your posts I learned was male, only fancies my sandles if I am wearing them. If only he wouldn't peck so much, I'd just let him get on with it.

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  6. My crocs have the same effect on my husband....not.
    The sheep look much more summery in their lightweight coats, you have a fist full of brown gold right there !
    Sweet baby.
    ~Jo

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  7. How wonderfully sneaky you are with Bingley.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. Maybe someone would want to swap that lovely wool for something you could use.
    Cute chick and lovely Mom. Denzel is looking good.
    Great idea to spray Bingley! Nothin' wrong w/that!

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  9. Lovely wool! My lady really would like some hair sheep. Time to get a little spindle, John, and spin in the evenings by the fire. Then you can knit socks!

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  10. If only Trigger the pony had Croc love too......I have to spray his hoof tomorrow and apply a poultice with gaffa tape. It's a great look on the paddock.

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  11. Your Turkey must be the only living thing that finds the dreaded Crocs a turn on!!!

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  12. On of my pigeons loves my green crocs...who knew?
    Jane x

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  13. and yet another unique selling point for crocs! You should go into marketing, John

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  14. Genius!!! Ok, the wool.....try putting an add up along with a nice little fluff of your wool on a public bulletin board. Or just put the word out that you have some nice raw wool.

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  15. Put an ad up in Tesco that you have fleece for sale (or for free if you so wish). I should imagine there are loads of spinners down your neck of the woods who would love to get their hands on some.
    ps It's not wool until it has been spun.

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  16. You could make some felt John and then sew it into a pillow for your sofa. It's quite an easy process.

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  17. So that doesn't kill the moment???

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  18. Who knew those girls would look so lovely under that tatty fur? Love their chocolate coats.

    You're just going to confuse Bingley and turn him all gay and stuff. You homophone. ;)

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  19. Crocs turn on your turkey? lol

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  20. Poor ol' turkey. He just wants to have a little fun. Couldn't you give him and the crocs a little privacy?

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  21. Nice to hear that crocs are good for something...

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  22. You really need to get them sheared so the wool can be better used. In bits and pieces it is more of a give away thing. You should learn to use it yourself! It is so nice to have things made from your own wool, and the colour is lovely!

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  23. Haha. Good way to treat Bingley, John.
    Glad to hear your chicks are doing well, too.
    Have a great week. ♥

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  24. Bingley is looking quite regal in that picture. Obviously he hasn't read your post ...

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  25. What happened to your thumb? Wool makes very good mulch for the garden; I believe it is even sold as such.

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  26. I turkey with a Croc fetish, it sounds about right for your unruly brood.

    My geese hate my straw sunhat, so being the nice person that I am I take it off while I'm in Chicken World cleaning out the houses and hang it from the roof, I only usually remember I've left it there once I'm back at the house.

    The things we do for our birds :-)

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  27. ooh pretty sheep. I once heard that people spin dog hair... I could send them some golden fleece !

    My aunt spins & makes dear little sheep in all the different coat colours.

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  28. I still can't quite picture what he does with the crocs...actually I don't want to think about it...

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  29. Interesting about the crocs! Whatever it takes to get the job done i say!
    I haven't ever spun Soay, so would love to give it a go and spin some yarn for you and then someone can knit you a beanie out of your own sheep. Our sheep are to be shorn on Friday finally.....

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  30. contact the Clwyd Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, near Ruthin. http://www.spindizzy.net/clwyd/ I'm sure they'd be delighted.

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  31. Thank you marianne... Most kind x

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  32. My Crocs and I feel quite insulted by your other commenters! They are the closest thing to being barefooted I've found...and I prefer to be barefooted. Guess it comes from growing up in Florida, near the beach. I intensely dislike shoes! Poor Bingley - his lust is just another opportunity for you to haze him!!!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  33. Bingley and your Crocs....what a hoot.!!

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  34. John, the picture of Bingley on the back seat of your Berlingo is a hit here in work and he is proudly pictured on our notice board - in fact we think he should be our star for 'Caption Corner', will let you know the best one.
    Cousin Karen

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