Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Fleece Preparing

Over the weekend Stewart and I did the first washing of the fleece
from Little Abbey Farm.
These tubs contain one and a half fleece,
enough for me to process on the Monday.
After washing out the worst and leaving them to soak
over Sunday night, I rinsed
and re- washed the wool again.
This was then spread out on a large plastic sheet to dry.
It normally takes one to two days to dry naturally
depending on the weather and the density of the wool.
Our garden smelt a bit like a farmyard!
We emptied the cleaning water all on the
flower beds because it is like liquid manure!
We should have wonderful wool and plants shortly!
I am now waiting for some new carders that I have ordered as
my old ones looked positive toothless!

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