I started a Ravelry group, called Raw Wool Lovers Unite! We have a lot of fun there just talking about our mutual interests, but we are just finishing a raw wool swap and it has been wonderful! I wasnt sure I would enjoy moderating something like a swap; there always seems to be someone that makes it tough on everyone else, but it went over really well.
This is what I got from my Swapper. This is a very clean moorit Romney. Sooooo soft!
The big pile is washed, the stack is seperated locks and of course there is my trusty doggy brush and cutting board I use for flick carding.
My swapper also sent a generous handfull of Lincoln (right), and a bit of Wensleydale (bottom left), the top left is a small handfull of Gotland from my friend Laurie at Laurie's Lambs in New Jersey. Thank you Laurie!!!
Besides the pogonip, we have had some really interesting inversions lately.Center: Babs, brockle (suffolk/dorset cross), 3 yrs, single last year (first year lambing). $125
My daughter and I have decided to sell some sheep. With me not working it is going to be really tough for me to buy hay this year.
Back: Misty, full blooded suffolk ewe (registerable), 2yrs old, twinned last year (first year lambing), $150
Front: Eliza, full blooded registered Dorset ewe, 4 yrs, trips every other year. $200
Neither have been bred this year.
All of the following are bred to lamb in mid March.
Back: Tweedle, registered Tunis ewe, 3 yrs, twins last year (first year lambing). $200
Front right: Gus, registered Tunis Ram, 1 yr (Hotis 108 great grandson). $200