I am waaaaaayyyyy overdue on getting the last of the fleeces shipped out to the processor. Part of the problem is how long it is taking me to wash the dang things. I have two fleeces done (although one is still drying) and one in process, with one more to go.
I must be incredibly inefficient at this, because I cannot for the life of me understand why I wouldn't pay someone else to do it. Not that I am made of money, but the time I am spending washing them is taking away, in a major way, from getting anything else done around here.
As I said, though, maybe it's just me?
The process has been helped along somewhat by the incredibly helpful tip I received, from two different people, to soak the fleece for several hours in cool water prior to starting the process. As you can see, quite a bit of dirt is removed this way, and what is left is considerably loosened for further removal efforts.