We had a friend butcher our chickens a couple weeks ago and when we picked them up, he notified us that he was butchering two lambs the next weekend and asked us if I wanted the skins that have full fleeces upon them. YEAH!!!!!!
I got them last weekend and salted one skin and saw that the other fleece was unusable for me. I let it sit outside for a week while it was too cold to pull the fleece for long periods of time. Until today!! A miracle heat wave is hitting my area after much freezing rain. This evening whilst S. was cooking dinner, I got to work. My hands are a little sore, but this fleece is beautiful and free!!!! I separated it into lightly dirty and heavily dirty piles. I am so excited to have that finished. Was thinking on tanning it in the spring. It is small so manageable for a first project of tanning. Will take off the last icky stomach crud fleece tomorrow that I couldn’t get off tonight before dinner.
Here are some pictures of me in the process. I can’t wait to see how this cleans up and spins up! I wish I knew what kind of lamb it was. The crimp on the hair is just beautiful!!