Wednesday, 28 July 2010
... and then to the farm ...
We fed the Llama and deer on entering the farm and later some goats. Imogen loved holding the pellets in her hand for them to be licked off which tickled.
Ever the one for keeping my eyes open, whilst around the farm, I spotted bags of fleece in one of the barns and found a lovely man to ask what happens to them (well you have to don't you?). The wool fleece from the sheep was awaiting pickup from the Wool Board, although they didn't turn up last year ... so I may call them when I need more to see if they still have it. They also had a big bag of alpaca and llama fleece which the wool board don't collect so he bagged some up for me, leaving some for the spinning guild that they have visit there for demonstrations.
There was also another bag which of fleece which he said was a bit messy and needed a lot of teasing - it does, and some bits are a bit felted. But it's angora goats fleece, so I was tempted and he said I could have it. It's lovely and long and curly and has such a lustre. Mind you the goats it came off are lovely too, much admired on previous visits.