First Vivienne has her manicure.
Then she has her haircut.
Then she has a little green snack. Great day at the spa;)
Her fleece, oh gorgeous wool!
Her fleece weighs about 4 pounds. We skirt it; which is picking out as much veggie matter, dried bits of poop and second cuts. Second cuts are places where the shearer lifts the blade mid blow and creates a second cut. Mark has been shearing for about 3 years now and does not have many second cuts. But after doing it for a while it really helps to have cooperative sheep. If they are nervous around the shears they has twitch and wiggle causing the shearer to readjust.
Right now I have about 40 pounds of fleece to have processed. I am going to take the fleece from the Romney/Corriedales to a mill and have their fleece washed and carded. The rams fleece I will wash and card myself and use for felting and stuffing. The rams fleece has smelly boy sheep smell to it but is still useful.