Unloaded Wool…What Next?

Ever since last Tuesday my life in this solitary place has been a whirlwind.  I live here because of the sweetness that I experience in nature on every side here.  Sometimes that gets shattered – like a friend of mine who looked out of her house recently to see young men on snowmobiles purposefully running over threes that she had planted as an attempt to restore a field on her property back into woods.  But the whirlwind that I name in this post today is not negative at all, but just one where things unfolded all too quickly over the past five days and from which I am only now catching my breath.  Again, as on the day that I was given my wool…

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…so over the next several days my truck needed immediate (emergency) use.  So after unloading the bags of wool…

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…Merino wool…

…I was (barely) able to pull the rest of the wool off of the truck bed by heaving on the tarp…

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…it was covered and that’s where it has lain for the past several days as I now start to think through how to wash and then store it in bulk?  …and where?

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I am thinking that perhaps a metal watering trough would make a great wash basin that will allow me to process large lots at a time. More wool will be forthcoming this summer.  And I have had a volunteer say that they will come and help…and so I’m thinking that if help arrives that I can offer to supply them with washed, mordanted, haskap-dyed wool as a thank you?  It would be nice… :)

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