Today I managed to get the two white guys in for hair (fleece) appointments-
and boy, did they need it!
Frank and Felix were both really badly felted all down their backs-
Which made for some pretty tough clipping. My clipper hand is really shot.
But they were both pretty good sports
I think they were both just really relieved to be rid of those heavy, matted coats!
I was able to salvage some wool from each fleece that might be spinnable once I trim the tips off, but there is a whole lot of wool that is just completely felted in slabs.
For now, its just hanging out outside on a rocked area, where hopefully the heavy rains predicted for the next couple of days will give it a cold water rinse and me some time to think about what it might be good for!
Guess I really do need to shear these guys twice a year.
Poor Felix looks all naked and lumpy after his haircut, but I’m sure he’ll fluff out and curl up pretty quick.
Will be interesting to see how much fleece they put on between now and Sept/Oct.
Get growing, guys!