The vision that has been gelling in my mind has also struck a beautiful chord with our farm friends, and I'm feeling a groundswell and momentum that is going to blast us forward. Today, we got together with new friends and old, shared some great skills, and massaged the dream a little bit more.
|Madeleine tumbles Levi's fleece.|
A great group hung out together, helping me with our white alpaca fiber prep and learning a bit about preparing their own fleeces. The weather was fantastic, and we just had a blast, covered with soft, downy fiber.
|The group gets intimate with some suri fiber.|
Madeleine and Anna came from Irving, Taya from Mansfield, Anela from Allen, and Mary and Diana from Southlake. We skirted suri and huacaya alpaca fiber, tumbled some fleeces and helped the ladies with their own llama and wool. These are skills you learn with your fingers as much as with your eyes and brains... fingers can learn new tasks, too. Taking time to train these ladies will pay off big time on our next skirting day.
|Madeleine provided a gorgeous loaf of bread for lunch.|