Wow, what an exhausting day! It was so beautiful though and really the first chance in the past month that was decent enough to get to the skirting.
Skirting is essentially laying out the fleece and removing the less-than-desireable stuff along the edges. Around the neck is lots of bits of hay, and around the nether regions are the dingleberries. (Glory I saved them for you!)
My mom came and helped. Bless her since she had been tortured by the dentist beforehand. I like to have her spinner’s eye in deciding on some of the borderline parts.
After skirting, the fleece gets carefully rolled back up and readied for show or sale. But first I take each one’s picture.
And the greatest benefit? My hands have been bathed in lanolin all day long– they are very soft and moisturized!