...what the hell will we do with this stuff?
On Saturday, despite the cold, wet weather, WillyG and I visited Wunsapana Farm run by Teri Conroy who write the Farmlife blog. Teri is always happy to share with people what life on the farm is like and the names of all the animals and their stories. There are chickens, goats, a sheep, and loads of llamas! Some were friendly, some were shy, some were being very coy, and one gal, Stella, who caught my eye was enjoying a rare moment of being queen of the mound and proud of it.
Teri also shared bags of llama fiber from the loft of her barn. It's almost time for this year's shearing which she says will sit up in the barn probably as long. I brought home a couple of bags, one of which was Stella's shearing from the previous year. It's just as gorgeous as she is! It all needs washing, it's very dusty and full of hay and guardhairs, but still soft and beautiful! Will brought home some bags too and he's dreading the thought of how he's going to wash it all. Both of us agree that llama might be best mixed with wool to give it a little more hold and structure. We'll just have to see!