This is from our ram Cody. He produced 6 pounds of wool from his fall shearing, so it's a great place to start.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
A wintertime project...
Wool is piling up, so after a lot of consideration, we now have a carder! I have not used a carder before, so I don't have anything to compare this to, but I love this carder :) It's a Strauch 405. It is much bigger than I thought from the pictures, and makes an 8x22 batt. I was going to leave it in the box for a little while - (with the anticipation that a baby will be here any day now, didn't want to get a mess going in the house) but as you can see, it's out of the box. And yes, there's wool everywhere. (we've been told by the doctor/mid-wife that the baby is very contented where he's at, regardless of the date they set for him -so ... we're just going to let him take his time and get here when he's ready!) Meanwhile, I'll card some wool.