Tuesday
Apr192011

Raw Fleeces

Each year in the spring we have our ewes shorn.  We seperate some our cleanest and finest fleeces to be made into yarn and roving.  We also have a few raw fleeces for sale each spring.

Our ewes are largely fed on the snow thru the winter months, but our fleeces do have some vegetable matter in them. 

Several years ago we entered some of our fleeces in the local county fair and our state fair. We were excited to receive blue ribbons at both fairs in the mid-grade wool category.  Our current fleeces may not be quite this clean as we now use feeders during lambing.

 

If you are interested in purchasing raw fleeces let us know and we'll tell you what is currently available, and the price per lb.  Unskirted fleeces (bellies out)  may also be available for a lower price per lb.