It’s been crazy busy lately, but we finally saved up enough to get some clippers for Maggie grooming.
We purchased the Andis model MBG-2 clippers
You can see the difference in the proximity of the teeth here with the #10 compared to the #50.
It runs cool and quiet so it didn’t seem to stress Maggie out at all. She just sat on my lap and let me groom her.
I’ve found I have to pluck her as well as comb her to get ALL the loose fibers and bedding out of her coat. But it’s been worth the effort because the fiber I get off her is really great for spinning, which I haven’t done yet, but will be working on during the Cold winter months.
We still haven’t saved quite enough to get the blower yet, but perhaps eventually it’ll make it to the top of our list of homestead purchases. In the meantime, we’ve been able to successfully groom Mags, and begin to prepare for our chickens next month.