Thursday, April 16, 2009

SHEEP Therapy...

Since I was too sick to do much yesterday (I feel even worse today), I decided to spend the morning sitting with my sheep.
Can you see how 'loose and inviting' Zaria's fleece is? It was just begging me to pull it out!
I was much too weak (from my illness) to resist...
The wool fairly flowed out of Zaria's neck into my bucket.
Rooing left a nice, fluffy layer to protect Zaria from the sun and keep her warm during these cold Spring nights.
She has a perfect fleece for rooing. It virtually slides out, lock by lock. I was like a woman obsessed!
I actually roo'ed almost a pound of fleece off of Zaria's neck and shoulder in maybe an hour (?). It was fun!
"Yeah, RIGHT!!"

And just look at this beautiful fiber! It is so soft and lustrous. A handspinner's delight!!
I'll be adding it to my DREAM FIBERS blog for sale for $1.00/ounce....

Take a bow, Lucca...

Thank you all for your well wishes! Since I'm still sick, (truly worse than before!) I think I'll go sit with the sheep some more. Zaria's still got a LOT of wool on her...


  1. I'm so sorry you're still feeling sick - yes, I would say a repeat of the Zaria prescription is in order!

    Nancy in Atlanta

  2. Nancy, if you have what I had, sorta the flu but not quite, be patient and just gets lots of rest.

    That fiber does look wonderful.

  3. I rooed a few ram lambs this year; it was wonderful therapy and the fiber comes out beautifully! Take care of yourself and get better.

  4. I would suggest that therapy to anyone who has animals. It is so soothing. Hope you feel better tomorrow.

  5. Sick but productive. Well done. Normally when I'm sick I lie on the sofa and watch TV or nap. I hope you feel better soon. Lucca is looking wonderful.

  6. Nancy, you are inspiring me to get out their and roo some fleece! :) Hope you feel better soon.

    Sherry in the U.P.

  7. Oooo I've been staring at Russet's tufty bits for days... good job I go away tomorrow. Hope you're feeling better very soon x

  8. That fleece DOES look beautiful!

  9. I never heard about rooing. Oh if only I could do that with my goats.

    I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope tomorrow is a better day.

  10. Take lots of vit. c and rest! Have fun rooing too!

  11. Rooing the sheep is so calming for both the shepherd and the sheep. And the fiber collected is especially nice with no cut ends. I treasure the skeins of Mabeline's hand rooed, handcombed, handspun yarn. I hope you feel better soon.

  12. I hope you feel better soon Nancy. Good for you to get some peaceful time with your sheep.

  13. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Hope you feel better fast. Wow, I am envious of your rooing. Looks like fun that keeps on giving--the pulling, the looking at the locks, the washing of the wool, and of course, the spinning.
    Diane L./Bloomington,IN.

  14. Nancy - I hope you are feeling better soon.
    I think you have been more productive when you are sick - than I am when I am feeling well!
    Hopefully it's just a bit of "Spring Fever" and you'll be up and about again soon.



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