Skirting the fleeces

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.

Saxon's fleece is just huge and billowy. Here it is all spread out ready to be skirted.

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.

Just creamy goodness left behind! This is Ellie.

And the greatest benefit?  My hands have been bathed in lanolin all day long– they are very soft and moisturized!

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4 Responses to Skirting the fleeces

  1. Glory Lennon says:

    Thanks, Julie! Dingleberry smoothies for all! 😉

  2. Debbie says:


  3. Trish says:

    Julie, I am here and would like to take scraps to use in nest boxes if you have any.

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