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Fleeces!

So the past couple of days haven’t been the best weather-wise… grey, drizzily, raw and just generally pretty miserable.  I think this qualifies as one of those 2 steps forward, 1 step back moments.  While I’ve had to abandon the idea of playing outside, I’ve been a busy bee in the barn.  I’ve been working on batching fleeces to go to the mill and I’m so-o-o-o excited!!  Our CSA members are going to have some be-e-ea-u-tiful fiber to play with!  The fleeces are even better than I’d originally thought now that I’m seeing them for a second time and really getting my hands into them! 

In preparation for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, I’m on the prowl for a few fleeces with “the right stuff”…the ones I’ll take to the Fleece Show.  I try to take a couple every year.  We don’t show our sheep (prefer to keep them on the home turf…because of the quarentine thing I’ve talked about in previous post) so showing fleeces at least gets the fiber out into the fiber public’s eye.  Because many of our fleeces are destined to go into roving and yarn for the CSA, I’ll be bringing the show fleeces back home with me. Keeping fingers (& toes!) crossed and I’ll post the results when I get back.

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