At the end of January I headed to Barinaga Ranch with a couple friends to gather fleeces fresh from the East Friesian Sheep. Now, if you remember from an earlier blog this year, I do have a whole small room dedicated to the fleeces of East Friesian Sheep. However, it is such a great wool for the type of products that I make that I want to make sure I always have enough. I keep finding new things to make with it so it is important to keep this room full. It looked pretty full before the shearing….
…but there usually seems to be room for more!
Our favorite shearer, John, is the shearer here, too.
These sheep have the most beautiful heads!
And they have several guardian dogs, always watchful.
The fleeces, as usual, were gorgeous.
Some fit in my van and the rest in my friend, Carol’s.
and they all fit into the East Friesian room!