Friday, April 8, 2011

Sheep Shearing Tomorrow ....

"U" & Rambouillet Ram Lamb
The ewes were moved up into the barn Thursday evening in preparation for shearing on Saturday.  They have to be dry and we knew that we'd be getting a lot of rain today.  We can't wait to see some of the fleeces off of our our 2 year olds.  This year, the fleece from "U" should be a good one.  Last year she had a wool break from being sick and her fleece was trashed.  I didn't even get a micron test on her, so we'll take a sample this year.  I'm already thinking ahead, but wouldn't a 2-ply yarn made from 1-ply of her fleece and 1-ply of a similar white fleece be a nice addition to the Wild Rose Farm yarns? 
OK, let's not count our chickens before they're hatched!  :)

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