REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP

REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP
MORECAMBE BAY CONSERVATION GRAZER SHEEP

Saturday, 20 July 2013

uninspiring bags of fleece!!

Here's the bags of fleece ready to pack & send off for millspinning but I'll keep some on one side for some soothing handspinning! Next week Arnside for some rare breed Whitefaced Woodland fleeces & down to Conder Green for some Blue Texel --- new one this.

fleece collection day

Morecambe Bay scintillating in the summer sun!
At last sheep are shorn & fleeces available to collect.First stop Yealand Conyers to collect 6 lovely curly Masham fleeces from Barbara & Joan & then on to Silverdale for a quick snack on the shore (see above)  it looked so beautiful as we munched  our lunch (cheese & pickle this time & more  ginger beer),then into Silverdale to pick up from Martin a mixed lot of North Country Cheviot,Bluefaced Leicester,Jacobs/Texel X & 4 of the 'special ones' Cheviot/Bluefaced Leicester X  first clip so these will be beautifully soft! All in all about 50kgs of fleece.Back down the motorway accompied by a very sheepy fragrance!!
see those white dots? Those are the ACTUAL sheep! I'm a wonderful photographer!!