Elaine, wow does it sound like a wonderful weekend for you! And the fleeces, oh my! Nice, nice, nice! I think you're going to be on cloud nine for a long time. How nice for the volunteer to give you such help and useful knowledge for the future. I'm glad you had such a grand experience. :o)
According to the Fleece & Fiber Source Book, Rambouillet can yield 35 - 60 % of their weight, Merino about 35 - 80% (rarely), usually more around 50%. As I'm sure you know, the finer the fleece - the more the grease! (Oh a little poem - lol)
Thank you Wendy. The fellow from Ozark (the processor) gave an estimate of 40% loss, so it sounds like he's right on the money. Whatever it is, it is. I'm sure there will be plenty to work with.LOL. This is my first time around buying fleeces.
Love that: "the finer the fleece, the more the grease" LOL!
Should this saying go on the possible t-shirt list? lol
...that muggles would NEVER understand...ROFL... we have our own vocabulary. And it makes ME feel special.
Because we are special!
Don't I know it!
Muggles! I live with muggles. They definitely don't get it - lol. o)
Abolutely! Great T-shirt material :))
Have you posted this as a blog? You should! Then everyone would see it.
Peggy, I'm not sure how to do that.
Easy peasy! Go to your page. Look down the middle of it, I think just under where you can see your photos. There should be a section about blogs. At the bottom left hand corner is a "add a blog". Click on it and it will take you to a page where you can write up your blog. When you're done writing and have submitted it, it will have to be approved. Jenny will let you know when your blog has been approved, and then you can send out a message to all your friends letting them know it's up to read. They're lots of fun to do.