On Thursday, June 11, I went to a sister-in-law of a friend's hobby farm and picked up a whole fleece from their pet sheep, Gracie. She was much bigger than I was expecting, and so was the fleece. There were actually 3 of them from the last 3 years just hanging in their barn. I didn't think I could handle all of it, so I just took one. I can have the rest in the future if I want. Of course I'll want it--the price was right--FREE! We shoved the fleece into the bag-with the help of their goats-one kept trying to climb into the bag. I got it home and had to let it sit for a day. All I could think about at work all day was washing that pile of wool. I got home and decided to just try a few handfuls and see how well it cleans up. Its soaking right now, will have to wait to give you an update.