This past week, I've managed to get through sorting three fleeces.
This one is a really dirty grey merino with brown tips. The only reason I wound up with it is that it was super cheap.
This one is from a sheep named Brian, who was (I think) a corrie x. x what, I'm not sure, but it's *really* greasy. It's mostly a darker grey, also with brown tips.
how much of that brown is sun and how much is dirt... I can't wait to find out. part of me hopes it's dirt.
Here's a close-up of the second fleece, just for the color variation.... which I love.
This one is one of the few white fleeces I have. For some reason I'm drawn to grey fleeces, (I like grey, I'm just surprised i have as many grey fleeces as I do.) This one took first place, I'm not sure if it was first place in white fleeces or overall. Either way it was well skirted, unlike the other two.. that was somewhat gross. Thank goodness for rubber gloves. I don't remember what this one was either, but I also have it written down.
Next up, washing the fleeces. This takes care of one of the 3 or four shelves of fleece I have.