She looks really funny now, so I wont embarrass her by posting a naked pic either.
I will show you pics of her fleece in processing :)
I noticed this year, that her fleece looked good on. Why I didn't notice last year, or the year before (she is three), I cant imagine. She is one of my 'stupid' sheep; she has always, and will always think I'm going to eat her. So, maybe I tend to ignore her because she just agrivates me.
I even had her up for sale and have renigged on that now that I have handled her fleece. I will coat her and her mother this year
If you click to biggify, you will see (maybe you can see them anyway) the little tiny bits of vm that I contend with. These are bits of alfalfa that are either thrown on the sheep durring feeding (kids say they dont do that... yeah), or bits blown into their wool in the wind; actually, I think its both. Whatever it is, they are easy enough to get out, if not a bit messy. I put my monks cloth on my lap (I toyed with the idea of doing Swedish Weaving for a while, now I have all these nice pieces of monk's cloth), and flick card the locks; the junk just lands on the cloth and I have a nice flicked lock to put in my box...
There is usually still some vm left in the flicked lock, but it comes out readily while spinning.
Viola! Wow! This is some nice wool! I'm not sure why, but wool with the texture that this has is more appealing to me than say merino, or other fine wools. Babs' wool has almost the same texture as the grey CVM cross I love so much so, that I bought the sheep that grows it!
So, now I'm off to flick more, to start the whole process again. Damn! I love my life! :)