So, finally here are some post-haircut photos of Edgar:
He seems so happy with his new ‘do, and he’s been super friendly since our bonding experience last weekend.
So, I thought I’d try Chone next.
He’s a friendly little guy, but has less of an attention span Edgar, so I had to take it in stages.
Here he is in the ballerina stage:
I finally got the rest off of him today, and now he is naked and lumpy like Edgar.
Also got a start on Felix. Just the neck and chest so far. But it looks like he’ll be a good cooperator.
I have to say, I’m really glad I decided to shear the guys myself.
Would have been a lot faster to have someone come out, and the fleeces would probably be a lot better (not in hunks and chunks), but I am really enjoying harvesting all this wonderful wool from the boys. It’s been a good experience so far-
Here are some samples of the goods they guys have donated:
That’s Felix on the left and Chone on the right.
Both about 5.5-6″. Chone’s fleece has quite a bit of veg in it,, but I was expecting that, and plan to comb it.
I’ve gotten most of Edgar’s fleece washed up already- here it is fresh off the drum carder-
And all swatched up-
Wally has suggested that I use the fleece knit him an “Edgar suit”, so he could go undercover.
But I think his ears would give him away.