Sunday, April 25, 2010
Washing a wool fleece
Step 1. Skirt fleece. Remove the dirty, matted wool, around the bottom of the fleece. Also remove the belly wool, it is usually thin and has alot of vegetable matter (vm). Around the neck and the nasty manure tags and yellowed area on the butt should also be removed. If you have lots of burrs or stick tights, remove as many as you can or if very heavily contaminated fleece, remove fleece. (It hurts to toss all this wool but if you don't you will end up contaminating your whole fleece....skirt it now or pay for it later!