Denise 3, Stash 0

This weekend I had planned to go to a fleece sale.

This fleece sale happens every year in early November, and they always have a nice selection of raw fleeces, washed fleeces, dyed mohair, etc. Really beauty stuff.

I usually go and get myself a nice little natural colored Border Leicester.

But this year, at the last minute, I had a flash of clarity, and decided not to subject myself to the temptation.
I realized that as much as I would be excited and happy about acquiring a lovely little fleece, that it would instantaneously become stash.
Stash that I have an obligation to process.

So instead, I decided to dedicate myself to getting the rest of my fall fleeces washed.

I had already washed up the white boys, so here is the rest of the gang

(Weather didn’t cooperate most of the weekend, so they are air-drying in the living room.)

Yes, that is correct. I no longer have any raw fleeces hiding in the closet!
It’s a good place to be.

Also managed to get some of Frank’s Fall fleece carded up.

Now I just have to my next project planned out!

And speaking of Frank, here is a little something you might enjoy-

The Man put together a little slideshow, “Faces of Frank”

Does anyone else have sheep whose color fades in and out with the seasons?


  1. mcfwriter

    Wow – that’s amazing! I wouldn’t have thought he was the same sheep! I’ve had fleece colors change, but will have to pay more attention to the faces. My grey ewe is now sooty black in places; her son, born black and white mottled is solid light grey now.

  2. Jody

    Hi Denise,
    I have an ‘agreement’ with myself not to purchase any more fleeces until I have most of my stash spun up. Which I am doing and it will take me approximately 50 years LOL!!
    We have a lamb named Cloudy that has alot of black splashes on her face. During the summer the splashes looked to be faded away but surprisingly they now look very dark. Cloudy is 56%Gotland/Finn.

  3. Michelle

    The Ag greys I have had change like that, but the muskets I have now do not. Interesting, that, since both are Ag. I think it is due to the particular line of musket I have. As a lamb, Blake showed none of the typical signs of Ag (sugar lips, frosted ears, lighter scrotum); it took a long time to determine if he was, indeed, Ag!


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