Today was delivery day of wool to the mill. So I had to pack up all the wool I had been collecting and bring it down for weighing. I had loads of unsolicited help at home while I was loading the wool into the horse box.

Can We Help Load Our Wool?

Can We Help Load Our Wool?

Now Ladies if You 3 Go Over There You Can Pull in a Bag of Wool

Now Ladies Go Over There You Can Pull in a Bag of Wool

"WHAT? I Give the Order Around Here!!" so said the Cat Shepherd

“WHAT Did You Say? I Give the Orders Around Here!!” so said the Cat Shepherd

Ok Ladies You Better Listen to the Cat Shepherd He is the Boss

Ok Ladies, You Better Listen to the Cat Shepherd He is ‘The Boss’

It's Not Easy Pulling Those Sacks Up This Ramp

It’s Not Easy Pulling Those Sacks Up This Ramp

Yup That Is Right Tie It Up Tight. Wouldn't Want to Loose Any Wool

Yup That Is Right, Tie It Up Tight. Wouldn’t Want to Loose Any Wool

When we got to the mill I had to rely on human help to unload the heavy bags of wool.

Wool Waiting to be Weighed

Wool Waiting to be Weighed

My Friend Rosamond Casey Helped Jim Load Sacks of Wool Onto the Scales

My Friend Rosamond Casey Helped Jim Load Sacks of Wool Onto the Scales

Some of the sacks were so large we had to use the scales hooks to hold them off the ground to get the correct weight.

The Weighing Scale Hooks Have a Chain To Hold Sacks On

The Weighing Scale Hooks Have a Chain To Hold Sacks On

Weighing Scale Hook and a Wool Sack Hook

Weighing Scale Hook & Wool Sack Hook

A Wool Sack Hook is Used to Hall the Bags Around

A Wool Sack Hook is Like A Handle With Hooks to Haul the Wool Sacks Around

Jim Weighing a Sack of Wool

Jim Weighing Wool

Once the Wool Has Been Weighed it is Hauled Down to the Storage Shed

Once the Wool Has Been Weighed it is Hauled Down to the Storage Shed

Jim & Philip Bringing a Bag into Storage Shed

Jim & Philip Bringing a Bag into Storage Shed

One Two Three Up Tossed on Top of Stack of Sacks of Zwartbles Wool

One Two Three Up Tossed on Top of Stack of Sacks of Zwartbles Wool

The Last Sack of Zwartbles Wool onto the Stack

The Last Sack of Zwartbles Wool

When we had finished weighing, recording and storing all the wool, I wandered back up through the mill looking for Rosamond knowing she would get lost in drawing all the wonderful machinery.

The Spinning Machine Loaded With Red Ready to Spin

The Spinning Machine Loaded With Red Ready to Spin

Different Colored Threads Waiting to Get Spun

Different Colored Threads Waiting to Get Spun

Wheels on Walls

Wheels on Walls

I Peer Through a Window into the Workshop as Rosamond Sketches the Ladies at Work

I Peer Through a Window into the Workshop Finding Rosamond Sketches the Ladies at Work

Rosamond Casey's Women Working at the Cushendale Woolen Mill

Rosamond Casey’s Woman Working at the Cushendale Woolen Mill

The Women See What Rosamond Has Sketched

The Women See What Rosamond Has Sketched

I pull Rosamond away as it’s time to leave but we go one last time into the spinning room so she can take a photograph of the spinning machine.

Rosamond Taking a photograph of the Wonderful Spinning Machine

Rosamond Taking a photograph of the Wonderful Spinning Machine

I couldn’t resist taking one more. I loved the red yarn on the black machine.

Cushendale Woollen Mills Spinning Machine Dressed in Red

Cushendale Woollen Mills Spinning Machine Dressed in Red

 

 

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