I finished skirting the last 4 fleeces today- a Shetland, a Cotswold and 2 Gotland-crosses. Overall the fleeces turned out well. We had really early rooing this year (I think because of our screwy weather this winter) so a few of the fleeces were partially felted from this. Only one fleece was tender after the chicken grain episode of last year. A few of the fleeces were shorter than expected on the pregnant ewes. The colors were really nice this year and for the most part minimal VM. A few of our sheep thwart our efforts and get hay in their fleeces anyway. So all and all a good year, and I am glad I am done with this large task.
In other news, we took our dog Mopar to the vet yesterday because she has been intermittently limping for the last 2 weeks. It turns out that she tore her ACL in her knee. Cha-Ching! This is the same injury that Vanessa had last year, and the same surgery and rehab will be required.