I bought a fleece at Sheep and Wool, I’ve never done that before. I was walking around in one of the buildings and came upon the most beautiful white, brown and black fleece. I found out it came from a Jacob sheep, a rare breed. Each bag of fleece in the booth had a card on it with the name of the sheep, and a little about the sheep. I bought the fleece from a sheep named Sassy, who just had her first lamb this year. Her fleece weighed a little over two pounds.
Here is a pic of a Jacob, they are beautiful animals and can have up to 6 horns. This sheep and her lamb live at Poplar Spring Farm, in Maryland, where Sassy lives. Last night I started washing the fleece, with some trepidation, as I’ve never done that before either.
This is some of Sassy’s fleece drying, I still have a lot to wash.
Here is a pic of the finished fleece. It turned out nice and fluffy, I was afraid it might felt.
I don’t know why I am so fascinated by the story about this fleece, but I am. Haven’t decided how to spin it yet and whether to separate the brown from the white fleece.
Here is a pic of recently spun yarn (not from Sassy) I think I’m finally getting the hang of spinning.