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I stayed up late last night. I got out baskets of fiber...the closet, the bedroom, and under my work area...
I listed fiber for sale last week and I was swapped with emails wanting fiber. The fleeces that I had listed went very fast and I received many requests for fiber. I decided that I could part with some of the fiber that I had set back for my own persoanl stash but which fleeces can I let go?
I have not made a decision yet...Will I part with China's fleece? How about Isabel's? What about the partial fleeces that I have? A few spinners did not want a full fleece, just a pound or two, that's OK, I will just put the part that did not sell in my stash and spin it up later to make socks or a scarf or a new vest now I think I will ask the spinner's if they are interested.
I also washed another fleece last night that I had stored in the wool room in the barn. It is a BFL/shetland cross. A beautiful long wool.
I also found Molly's fleece. She is a polypay sheep. The last issue of the Spin Off Magazine had an article about polypay fleece. I personally love to work with polypay and the socks and scarves out of polypay are so warm and nice. I have not washed her fleece from last year yet but it is on my list.
On a Wild hair, Danny and I got out in the cold misty foggy weather and cut across the country on old hilly and curvy old blacktop roads to get to the Amish country store about 25 miles from here. Danny was reading the shopper this morning and saw that the store had a new batch of molasses ...he loves molasses on biscuits with butter.
The Amish store owners are building onto their store. It is going to be very nice when they are done. They have some very nice items for the kitchen on their shelves as well as selling foods in the bulk. We have been talking about buying in larger quanities so we will make less town trips with the cost of gas and food going up. I have to get some new air tight storage containers for sugar and flour and rice. We are also hoping to have a good garden this year to stock our shelves again. We have ordered garden seeds and part of our order is here. We love Tendertreat sweet corn and can not find it locally so Danny ordered 2 lbs for the garden...for the next 2 years. I am ready to start gardening and seeding the pastures!