|Look Out - Here Comes A Fleece!|
On Tuesday, producers with flocks of less than 125 sheep brought in their fleeces to be graded and sold. The smallest load this year was 4 fleeces from a young lady who is starting in 4-H with 4 sheep. :) Nice to see young people getting started in the business!
|Filling Baskets With Different Grades of Wool From One Producer|
|Recording Weight of Wool|
|Baling Wool With A Hydraulic Press|
The intake of wool ended at 3PM on Tuesday and a tractor trailer arrived to pick up the bales. By 6:30PM the building was swept clean, balers secured and loaded on a trailer, and the doors were locked. Not bad for a once a year event! This was my first time volunteering and I was dog tired at the end of the day on Tuesday ... temps were in the 80's, but luckily, we didn't get any rain!