Monday, February 16, 2009

Project Spice

Project Spice is underway.

It all began innocently. I went to buy a manure spreader from a friend, a spinning friend. I got the spreader and came home with this as well:

On Feb 14 we went to Shearing Day at Rising Meadows Farm:

Muppets waiting to be fleeced.

There were even babies:

I came home with this:

and this:

Spice a 3.4lb Corriedale Lamb fleece:
Freshly skirted(cleaned)

After a quick lesson and some reading, I decided to go ahead and wash the fleece.

It wasn’t hard at all, and it hardly took any time. I did it all in the barn, where I’ve got access to super hot water.

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