Fleece: Jeff (not available for 2016)

Jeff, first photo Aug 2016.jpg
Jeff, first photo Aug 2016.jpg
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Fleece: Jeff (not available for 2016)

240.00

Price in Australia: $264.00 incl GST

Notes from August 24, 2016 Come Shepherding post: Meet Jeff, newly named. He's been hanging out around me a lot over the last few weeks, and today I decided to come up with his name. He's a beautiful, big, handsome wether with impeccable manners and a gorgeous southern drawl (ok, ok, he would have a drawl if he could talk). I've just finished re-reading Owen Wister's novel The Virginian, who is the original cowboy heart-throb with all the characteristics I just ascribed to Jeff. While "The Virginian" is a bit of a mouthful for a sheep moniker, there is one place in the book where it comes out that The Virginian's erstwhile best friend Steve called him Jeff. So, long story, but Jeff it is.  His fleece weighs a whopping 4.0 kg/8.8 pd!  I've kept his fleece to try my hand at spinning greasy wool.

Check out the video below of Jeff saying good morning to me

TEST RESULTS: 17.5 micron diameter, 119 mm length, 50 Nktx strength (40 is considered commercially spinnable)

 

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