Monday, May 20, 2019

What I am working on

Lambs are out on the pasture now enjoying the break from the rainy days.

This is the time of year when we make up our sheep sales list.  Really hard job, but it has to be done.  Will be considering the list while we work on skirting the fleeces and evaluating who stays and who will be going to other farms.

First step in skirting is to spread out the fleece flat on an open surface to evaluate

Neck and britch wool not covered by coats is separated out for various purposes

Scale, rating card, index cards for record keeping and identification, ruler to check staple length, cloth to wipe grease of hands so I can handle the camera, binoculars to see the Oriole that pops in and out of view throughout the day

The hat is coming on nicely.  Fair Isle is so fun to watch progress on the needles.  And I do so love knitting with my handspun!

Three fleeces washed and dry on the carding table.  Mara, Dina and Sansa are lined up for carding and turning into yarn and batts.

Spinning Mara to make a nice dark brown.

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