Friday, May 13, 2011
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full
In a previous post, I mentioned I’d found raw fleece on Craigslist for $10 each. I’d originally only planned to buy one, but Harold said he wasn’t going that far to buy one fleece.
On our way home from a funeral in Richmond two weeks ago we stopped at Slate Run Farms where I picked up what I thought were 3 fleeces. Since the owners weren’t home I left the money. That evening Sven called to tell me I’d left too much money, but I could pick up the other fleece whenever I wanted. Then he said he had some others I could have for free. Now next to the names of my family members, my favorite word is “free”.
I picked them up Monday on my way home from Myrtle Beach. I was flabbergasted. This is a lot of fleece. But more importantly I think I have a new friend. Sven and I have never met in person. All our correspondence has been via email. But he was great to work with. It might be a good thing he’s a four hour round trip away! Other than being a happy customer, I have no affiliation with the farm. I like the idea of supporting small farms and am so happy to have met him. Here’s the website. http://awesomealpines.com/
As you can see I haven’t opened the bags yet, but I’ll begin processing them next week. I’d hoped to get started today but DD#2 came to visit and I sat and enjoyed talking to her. I just read that I can store them in cotton pillowcases after they are cleaned or I can buy comforter bags to store them. I’m trying to shoot for 1 - 2 one a week. They’re currently in the shed and with the heat I’m afraid the yard will start smelling like a barn. Harold is already threatening to get me my own shed! Stay tuned more pics to come as I start.