|Roddy before Shearing|
|Roddy's Fleece on the picking rack|
|Wonderful long staple length of the fiber|
Of course because I am getting a late start on this job, these fleeces are pretty bad as far as vegetation goes. It took me about 4 hours to pick through this one. I always start with Roddy's fleece because he is my favorite of the lot. I have a special affinity for him as he is the one who wants nose kisses every day and lots of ear and neck scratching. Let's face it though, picking fleeces is stinky and greasy and although I don't find the smell bad, many folks do. It's always best if the only one I associate with after such a chore is the sheep and then, even the aloof ones that tolerate me at best, will come up for scratches seeing how I smell so darn good....just one of the gang! Now that my sheep duties are complete for the day, it's on to the Lavender patch for some more Lavender harvesting. I have to admit, that smells a little bit better than Roddy!