I've sworn for a long time now that I won't buy a fleece and process it myself.
I'm now going to be eating my words, and I hope they're tasty!
Yesterday we went to a sheep shearing at Lowder Colors Farm in Kellyville, Oklahoma, and I fell in love with the fleece on this sheep:
That's Eva, and she's a Wensleydale ewe.
Here's a really bad picture of her fleece, but you can kind of see the crimp and sheen of her wool:
I'm getting a half fleece and I'm sure it'll keep me busy for a while. That's going to be more than 3.5 pounds, although I know I'll lose some of that weight in cleaning and processesing. I'm rather intimidated by the whole process but Kate has offered to show me the ropes.
Isn't this baby goat adorable?
And there were lots of puppies running around (and then sleeping!), and my daughter just couldn't resist petting some of them.
I still have "oh my goodness, what have I gotten myself into?!?" running through my head.