I got an email this morning from Vermont Fiber Mill that my wool was ready. Jon and I planned to stay home and stack wood and plant some more seeds, but I couldn’t wait to see my wool. So we drove to Brandon Vermont, picked up the wool and roving, visited the Alpaca’s at the Mill then had lunch in town. Debbie, who owns the mill, told me that the wool was very clean and not greasy. Good for me to hear, now I know I did a good job skirting (cleaning) it this fall.
I got 19 skeins of 3 ply, 200 yd wool from Tess and Suzy and 5 bumps of roving 2 white from Zelda and 3 brown from Socks. I still have to figure out the pricing and go over my list of orders. So, if you’re on my list, I’ll be emailing you tomorrow with all the information. I don’t know at this point if I’ll have extra or if I’ll even have enough to fill the orders I already have.
Soon, sometime in April, it will be time to shear the sheep again. From now on, I’ll only be shearing them once a year in the spring. The first sheering I couldn’t have Ma’s fleece made into wool because when I got her she hadn’t been sheared in over a year and her wool unusable. This time, her fleece should add a few more skeins on to the total.