Thursday, May 14, 2009
Washing Lockets - Yum just love that smell
Today the winds (45 miles per hour) has trapped me inside the house. What a great reason to get out the big pots and start washing Angora Lockets. Over the years I have created a processing system which will get the best results out of those lovely lockets but it is a large and smelly production. This is also not the time for weak stomachs. There is nothing like the smell of fiber as it is being boiled on the stove and dried thru out the house. Normally this is also the day that I just juice my meals. I have tried to cook a meal while the washing pots are going but everything ends up tasting like smelly fiber. Heck, it is my idea of a cleansing fast !
What you are seeing is a rack of "Dante's" Mohair lockets. He is a offspring of my "Ret" who is now the breeding male at another organic farm down in Pueblo Colorado. "Dante" has a tri color fleece - very soft grey, soft cinnamon and sable brown. I just love the way this looks. On one locket you get this color combination that when spun you could never in a million years recreate in dyepots... Mother Nature sure is one talented lady. When the lockets are dry they will be up for sale on my Etsy site. If you wish to get your hands on this marvel of nature let me know soon because I guarantee it will not last long. Last year a lady purchased the whole batch before it was even dry.
Off to the juicer because my tummy is growling....