2016 Wool Crop

After briefly introducing the sheep in the last post, I wanted to show you pictures of the 2016 wool crop. I had five 2015 lambs sheared on April 12th, 2016. The oldest lamb (Spring) was born on March 31st and the youngest (Holi) was born on June 9th, so the fleeces represented just over or under one year's growth. I have jackets on the sheep year round to keep the fleeces as clean as possible and stop sun damage. Here are some pictures of the raw fleeces on the skirting table. 

I sent the fleeces to a mill for processing. All of them were washed, carded, and spun to fingering weight yarn. Here are pictures and descriptions of the finished product.