The lambs’ wool is growing beautifully! It will be shearing time before we know it. Just look at the lovely ringlets on this guy!
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We thought you might enjoy a peek at Farm Fall Fashion Week. This is what all the best dressed lambs will be wearing. We are very excited that this preview shows that the hot trend will be long, curly, lustrous, and very beautiful fleeces!
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No don’t get excited… no lambs until April here on the farm. We thought we would start a series of posts sharing some of the wonderful fiber art that our customers produce from our fleeces.
And of course, it all starts with the sheep; in this case, with little Miss 1133 (above right); out of Athena and Poseidon. Following a summer of loving care and a whole lot of growing, she was sheared in the fall. The locks of her fleece were 5 inches long and it weighed a whopping 3 lbs 5 ozs after skirting. A very nice size for a lambs’ fleece. We sold it on Etsy to Knox Farm Fiber. (This is the second fleece purchased from us. We love our repeat customers!)
And here is the lovely yarn that Judith produced from little Miss 1133’s fleece – washing, dyeing, picking, carding and spinning. Judith describes herself as a yarn-maker, and indeed she makes beautiful yarn. You can read more about Knox Farm Fiber here
. And more about her handspun bulky yarn here
It is such a joy to see the beautiful things that our wonderful fiber artist customers craft from our wool! We thought you might enjoy it too.
Spring shearing is rapidly approaching, and we like to have pictures of our fleeces on the hoof to share with potential buyers. We have been busy trying to capture some images in the field… thought you might enjoy some of them today. Hope your Wednesday is wonderful.
We have been busy in the fiber room, skirting lambs’ fleeces, and are now about half done! Hence, the title ‘Twenty-five Bags of Fleeces To Go’ which, of course, must be sung to the tune of ‘Ninety-nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall’. Okay…
All together now…
With some gentle nudging from Jonathan and Megan, we adopted the new system they developed to organize our fleece processing – must say – it is colorful, cheerful and effective.
We had some much appreciated help with the ‘triple-picking’ and some fiber room antics for entertainment.
Our skirting table was moved under a new LED light bulb, and in a short period of time on Saturday we had three skirted fleeces and about half a triple-picked lamb’s fleece.
New system, improved lighting… now, if there were only more than 24 hours in a day…