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Post by Thewoollyshepherd on 11th July 2010, 11:58 pm

Otherwise known a Val! I got to be known as the woolly shepherd as I keep sheep and process wool, folks started calling me woolly and it went from there....its been the name of my business now too for 5 years!
I am a smallholder and have been all my life, I come from a long line of smallholders and have always been downsized....and always had to be frugal due to not a lot of reddies!
I am passionate about wool, sheep, avoiding waste, reprocessing waste, skip diving and hedgelaying!
I am married to a countryman, ecologist and chair of the somerset hedge group Pete and have 5....yes 5 kids aged 28, 27, 24, 17 and....8 .....Also have 22 sheep, 3 pigs, lots of poultry and 2 lovely dogs

Am 101% committed to helping changing peoples lives by making them stop and think for a moment.....just a moment.....
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Post by Adrian on 12th July 2010, 12:08 am

Very welcome Val. If you ever get the time I would love to see your flock. I have a deep and impractical yearning to import Herdwick sheep from the Lakes.

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Post by polgara on 12th July 2010, 8:08 am

Love the avatar, welcome & did not realise you had so many animals

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 12th July 2010, 9:52 am

Hiya Val, how lovely to see you here.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 12th July 2010, 9:53 am

Hi Val. Great to see you here.

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Post by MrsC on 12th July 2010, 10:20 am

Hello Val and welcome! Very Happy

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Post by Compostwoman on 12th July 2010, 11:43 am

Waves hello val, lovely to see you in here

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Post by Thewoollyshepherd on 12th July 2010, 4:20 pm

Thanks guys .....nice to be here!
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Post by Dandelion on 12th July 2010, 4:34 pm

Hiya Val. I was brought up with a love of sheep as my mother taught spinning and weaving. No room in our garden sadly (it's already ruled by the chickens!) but will look forward to hearing about your sheep

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Post by Lakshmi on 12th July 2010, 6:30 pm

Hello, Val!
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Post by Pork on 12th July 2010, 8:00 pm

Hello there. You know if you ever have any excess sheep that need a home over the summer we could find a home for them in Sussex...
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Post by Thewoollyshepherd on 12th July 2010, 10:20 pm

Will try and get some pics of the sheep up soon......they are being filmed by Reuters next week
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Post by Lakshmi on 13th July 2010, 6:43 pm

yey! excellent news!
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Post by Guest on 13th July 2010, 7:39 pm

Hello from France. Had to get rid of my Rouge de la ouest flock, too big for me to handle on my own..very sad. Glad to see a simple living person joining us that stops AND thinks! Very Happy Laughing :cheers:

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Post by Guest on 3rd August 2010, 10:01 am

Hello from the Welsh Marches,
did I miss it, did you say what sort of sheep? I spin, weave, knit, what do you do with their wool?

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