Skirting Fleeces Day 1

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I have managed to skirt 6 of the fleeces that have dried.  I am very impressed by the fleeces so far this year.  One was trash (which was expected because Suzette was an old skinny sheep who in fact died today, and I regret shearing her).  The other 5 have really nice softness, color, and crimp.  Even old Reuben has an amazing fleece.  I am just thrilled by their wool so far.  I will have more photos and information on our Fiber for Sale page.

PS Kidding starts tomorrow and lambing on Thursday!

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10 Responses to Skirting Fleeces Day 1

  1. mcfwriter says:

    Some gorgeous fleeces in these photos – wish mine looked half as good! But then mine are still sitting in dog crates (half crate) in the garage, and have been since shearing! Time and weather and maybe I’ll get them skirted by the end of April! 😉

  2. Tayet says:

    Simply beautiful fleeces!

  3. Michelle says:

    I really like the way you have photographed them with a lock on white paper on top — I may have to borrow that idea!

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Michelle! I have photographed the lock on 3x5cards for a while but this is the first time I did it on the fleece for a background. I am glad you like it and certainly can borrow the idea.

  4. Jackie Craw says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Suzette. I’m sure she had a good life with you! Lovely fleeces too!

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Jackie! I wish her retirement had been longer and that I had not sheared her, but I am glad for the 10 years I had with her. She was out of my all time favorite sheep Babette so will be especially missed.

  5. sally says:

    Gosh I’m sorry to hear about Suzette, what a shame. Hope you guys are doing okay.

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Sally! I did not realize she was that skinny. I should have checked more closely before shearing her. It is a shame. We are doing OK. Our backs are back to baseline, and we are awaiting lambs. I hope you recovered from all your hard work. A new bolus gun finally arrive a couple days after shearing, and it works great. So hopefully next year that will be not be such a struggle (although you mastered it).

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