Monday, October 6, 2008

Fleece Samples

This year I plan to send in some fleece samples for micron counts. I haven't collected samples from my sheep yet, but I did clip last rib samples from the new White Pine lambs the other day.

This is a photo of Arvada's fleece. Even though I'm not wild about micron testing, I do realize the importance of being able to speak "scientifically" about my fleeces. I'm sure I will learn a lot from the charts as they relate to each individual sheep. But I'm also pretty sure I will still like Arvada's fleece no matter what the micron results say. It's really nice fleece!

4 comments:

Garrett808 said...

oh my goodness that looks amazing!

Rayna said...

Very nice Sabrina! Is that a side look?

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I'm with you; I'm going to send in samples to be tested next spring, but it probably won't change my opinion of my sheep....

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

If I remember right, that photo was more towards the front of the rib cage. I took a bunch of pictures and that was the only one that didn't come out blurry. He got a little wiggly as I moved farther back. Maybe he was ticklish. :)

All the samples I cut, though, were from the midside/last rib.