Now that shearing is behind us, it is time to for our family to go to work! The next step in preparing fleeces for our customers is to complete the final skirting on each fleece. We finished skirting our first fleece of the year from our yearling ewe Belle.
Belle is a unique girl! With most of our Romney's, the nicest fleece quality is exhibited when they are a lamb. With Belle, however, her yearling fleece showed an improvement over her lamb fleece (last year's)! As we were working on her fleece, we all remarked on the beauty! It is a striking black color with silver strands; the silver intensifies the natural luster.
Belle's staple length reached 6.5 inches in places and her fleece weighed in at over 6 pounds! This beautiful fleece will soon be on its way to a customer in Arizona.