Animals Help Load Wool While Humans Unload on Wool Delivery Day
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?
Now Ladies Go Over There You Can Pull in a Bag of Wool
“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’
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
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
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
Weighing Scale Hook & Wool Sack Hook
A Wool Sack Hook is Like A Handle With Hooks to Haul the Wool Sacks Around
Jim Weighing Wool
Once the Wool Has Been Weighed it is Hauled Down to the Storage Shed
Jim & Philip Bringing a Bag into Storage Shed
One Two Three Up Tossed on Top of Stack of Sacks of Zwartbles Wool
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
Different Colored Threads Waiting to Get Spun
Wheels on Walls
I Peer Through a Window into the Workshop Finding Rosamond Sketches the Ladies at Work
Rosamond Casey’s Woman Working at the Cushendale Woolen Mill
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
I couldn’t resist taking one more. I loved the red yarn on the black machine.
Cushendale Woollen Mills Spinning Machine Dressed in Red
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