April 27, 2009

Wool in the Barn Loft

Look what I found at the bottom of the pile. A really beautiful Corriedale/Rambouillet/Merino fleece, about 5.5 inches and soft as a cloud! This is the cut undersides, so clean and white. The top ends are very dusty dirty because of our dry, windy climate. It all comes out in the wash nicely.

Here I am at the skirting table up in the barn loft. These are the last two fleeces of 2008 that are left to skirt. I got behind on skirting this winter when I couldn't climb the stairs. So now I'm done, and just in time. The 2009 shearing will be any week now.

Cedar says, "White wool - Blahhhh! I'm outa here!"
(Note the long tail. Registered Black Welsh must have their long tail, no docking allowed.
The underside has no hair, so the tails stay quite clean.)


10 comments:

valli said...

the fleece is to die for! love the crimps it looks like fluffy potato chips :)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Oh my! That is gorgeous! Makes me want to go roll in some fiber... ok, it doesnt take much lol

Zette said...

Hope you are doing well.
It is a dream of mine, to stand in the middle of all that wool -)
Lucky you.
Happy spinning.

Angella said...

hon, excuse me if i drool just a tiny bit :D what a fabulous stack o'wool you've got there.
and, dig the long tail. does he know his but looks slightly "wolfish" or is it just me.

Yarn Devil said...

Sorry for drooling on your fibre while I was here..... LOL Cedar looks beautiful.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Oh that looks like some really nice fiber. Wish I could touch.

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Love the picture of you standing at your sorting table with all the fibre around you. You have gorgeous fibre!!

Wind 'n' Woolly said...

Lovely. Cedar looks quite intimidating.

Katie Vaino said...

I want to roll around in heaven in that fibre, its to die for!! You should have a look at my blog, I knit up some wool shorts for my little one:)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yikes, but if that ain't super white and a beautiful crimp!