Minnie Belle, back when she wasn’t naked.
Her mama, Annabelle, getting naked:
Miss Crazy Jacob and Crazy Jr. That’s CJ to you.
When I got the sheepies naked this year, I decided I was going to do something different and actually have the wool processed. I’m going to have the wool from Minnie Belle, Miss Crazy Jacob, and CJ spun into yarn (each in their natural colors) and have Annabelle’s wool turned into batting for felting or other crafts. I’m having the wool processed by The Fiber Factory. They specialize in alpacas, but also process for sheep. Most importantly, they process small batches, which is perfect for me with my four sheep. I called some other places and found I didn’t really have enough wool for a “run” (especially since I want to keep Minnie Belle’s separate to keep her yarn her natural color while keeping Crazy and Jr. together to keep their natural color, and of course also keep Annabelle separate as batting).
I need some help from you crafters out there in filling out the forms for my wool. I have to specify a skein size. 200 yards. 250 yards. Or other? What is the size skein you prefer when purchasing yarn? I may keep some of this yarn for myself, but I plan on selling most of it so am interested in hearing what people prefer and find most functional in skein sizes.
I plan to get this wool boxed up and out of here by early next week, and I should have yarn and batting available for sale in about three months! I’ll have the yarn and batting available online through my website, but I’m also setting up a little “farm store” in conjunction with the studio where I can sell eggs, yarn/batting, soaps, photo prints/magnets/postcards from my farm photography, and probably a random variety of whatever else I have going on–jams and jellies, herbs, plants, who knows. I’m a multi-tangetial operation!