This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.
Jewel’s grey katmoget Shetland fleece: Soft, pretty color, nice crimp, little VM, some second cuts, jumbled neck, weathered back, 3# $36
Jewel’s fleece locks
Jewel’s fleece close up
Jewel’s fleece cut surface
And lastly, I did Mr. D’s cream and black Nigora fleece:
Mr D’s black and white Nigora fleece: Soft, pretty colors, little VM, heavily skirted due to partial felting and coarse areas, lots of hairs, 1# 5 oz, $16
Mr D’s fleece locks
Mr D’s fleece cut surface
Last year’s fleece was completely felted. I made a felted rug with it except the hairs did not felt so are constantly coming out of it. But our barn-now-porch cat Izzy loves it. I am glad this year’s fleece is not completely felted and is usable for spinning if someone wanted to pull the hairs out.