Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Stills - The Letter F

Freshly shorn Fleeces from a Friend.


Border Leicester lamb - one of B. Willard's cousins :-).


Our Favorite lamb, supervising.  She weighs 20 pounds now!


A Border Leicester cross.  Very pretty.


The locks from the underside look like crinkle cut French Fries :-).


I had great hopes for this beautiful black Border Leicester fleece...


...but it should have been shorn last fall and the ends are so dry and sunbleached :-(.  See the lanolin?  The shine in the black wool that was closest to the sheep's back.

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23 comments:

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Lovely fleeces!
20 pounds--what a big little lamb you are now Miss Maisie.

dibear said...

Beautiful fleece! Will you knit something or sell your wool?

MarmePurl said...

Spinning...on my learning to do better agenda.

Lori Skoog said...

Beautiful! I love the Fleeces, but your Friend is my Favorite. Sweet Face and all 20 pounds of her.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Wow Miss Maisie, outside in the sunshine with no coar needed, lookin' good. She is really starting to fill out, did I say lookin' good. Must be putting those good days together.

Love the fleeces, I have some Shetlands that look like they need to be sheared twice a year, and so sorry Angoras were not done last fall. Angoras are really looking ratty.

Keep those good days coming Maisie.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful fleeces!! So do you wash and spin your own fleece?

Eva said...

Great looking fleeces. And I keep following Maisie, she seems to be doing really well now.

Far Side of Fifty said...

20 pounds!!! Yay..she is over the hump I hope!
Beautiful fleeces..love the dark one..I can see the lanolin:)

Andee said...

Maisie looks so good! That is some beautiful crimp on that fleece!

Alice said...

Fabulous fotos of your friend's fleece! It doesnt look as though there is much Foreign matter either. I'm sure you will make it Fluffy, and Figure out what to do with it ;-)
Nice to see that Maisie is Finally Filling out.

Mary said...

Yay Maisie! :) You are awesome sweet girl. Way to go! And your fleeces are all exquisite. Love the pics.

majorasue said...

Don't give up on that lovely black fleece. Cut off the sunburned tips. A bit of work, but the fleece looks like it's worth the effort.

And yay Maisie! Such a big girl now.

Miha Giustina said...

Beautiful Maisie! I am in love!

gtyyup said...

Lovely...and would love to run my hands through it...unfortunately, I'm allergic to lanolin, yep. Found that out when I took my mom's antique spinning to high school arts class and got it running/spinning. That was the end of my spinning days. The wheel now sits in the bedroom, admired.

Janice said...

Great shots. My question is the same as most of the others...do you do your own proccessing????

Deb W said...

I hate to bring this up, but what are you going to do about Maisie's tail?

Ed said...

Fantastic Fleece Fotos, and a fresly shorn Maise to boot..:-))

Sheepmom said...

Maisie looks Fantastic! The fleece is very lovely. I wouldn't worry too much about the tips. If they are fragile enough to shatter off during processing, then they are gone. IF they stay they will dilute the black color to a warm brown but still be sound.
Keep calm and carry on!

Terry said...

Maisie is looking so much stronger - and bigger! She looks like she's thriving at last.
What beautiful crimping on the fleece.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Wow Maisie, outside in the sunshine growing like a weed, putting those good days together. Love the fleeces, I have some that should be sheared twice a year. Wish I had Angoras sheared last September, they are starting to look ratty now.

aurora said...

Fabulous!

MTWaggin said...

Nice contributions! I love these photos.

Shirley said...

Such texture in the fleeces. Dare I say Maisie is past the danger zone?

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