Three different kinds of sheep, three different kinds of wool.
Pumpkin’s gray wool is a mix of Border Leicester and Cheviot, Rosemary curly white wool is Romney and Asher’s black (and dusted with hay) wool is a Cormo, Romney and Blueface Leicester mix.
As I watch the sheep’s wool grow, I think of my wool that is being made into yarn and roving at the Vermont Fiber mill right now. And I can’t help wonder what Asher and Issachar’s wool will look like.
Although it looks black on their bodies, sometimes, once the wool is shorn and turned into yarn it looks very different, turning gray or brown. I won’t know for sure till next fall.