It was the perfect weather for skirting wool. Jon and I sat in the yard pulling pieces of branches and burrs out of eleven bags of wool. Suzy and all the lambs wool, took up two bags each.
Deb Foster quickly scooped up the wool as our shears Jim and Liz shaved it off the sheep at the Open House last weekend. She stuffed it in plastic bags labeling each one with the sheep’s name.
The wool was actually pretty clean. This weekend I’ll take it to Vermont Fiber Mill where they’ll work their magic spinning it into yarn and roving. (Roving is what people who hand spin use to make yarn. ) It takes a few months to process. When I get it back, sometime in the fall, I’ll be selling it on my blog.