Monday, February 22, 2010
Shearing set for Sunday
Let me know if you want to join us for shearing or have a fleece that you are interested in. If you email me, please use the yahoo address listed. I am keeping Pearl's (grey), Marshmello's (white), Olympia's (fawn gully), a few katmogets (Opal, Carmel, and Zeus) and fleckets (Sprinkles and Dessie). The reason being is that I still have white, grey, and fawn Alpaca to use up from my last visit to the Alpaca farm. If you would believe it, I also have white mohair from when I had my Angora goats. I also want to try to process the fleckets from start to finish on my own. Which leaves 12 fleeces for sale: Shetland musket (off white to oatmeal), various shades of moorit (brown), and black; as well as Corriedale grey, Cheviot white available for sale. Prices for raw fleece range from 4 to 15 dollars pound... most about $10 a pound, which ends up about $40 for a fleece on average. The Shetlands will give a 2 1/2 to 5 pound fleece. The Cheviot 5 to 6 pounds and the Corrie 10 to 12 pounds. Tax and shipping would be added. If you want to join us for shearing and help skirt and bag, you will get a 10% discount. Email for more information.