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- Photos of you doing the work
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note: this could be several different things that all add up to $100 or more.
A local farm bought half a dozen sheep off me this winter. As part of the deal, I would mentor them in sheep care, working with and marketing wool. The sheep care was included in the price of the sheep, but the wool work was extra and charged an hourly wage. Like me, they care deeply about minimizing their input on the land, improving the soil health, and finding systems that reduce labour.
I attended their shearing day and taught them to skirt (remove the compost from the good wool), prepare their fibre for the mill.
I also taught how to clean. Attached is the handout I made for them for that lesson. The goal is to clean the wool with minimal resources and to create grey water that is safe to use on the garden.
Day one: 2 hours. Sheering set up.
Skirting and sorting wool.
Day two: 1 hour. Washing wool - how I do with an emphasis on using as little cleaner as possible (the more soap you use, the more water it takes to rinse it out)