Part of the visit was to let Gunnar play with his siblings and part was to pick up some TM fiber. Our breeder has been diligently brushing out his dogs and saving the fur for us in grocery sacks.
I should have taken a better photo, but in this large garbage bag is about seven grocery sacks of TM fiber separated by color... light gold, darker gold and black.
These Tibetan Mastiffs have an average staple length of two inches with a nice crimp. My hope was to have this fiber as well as the large amount of black we have collected from our girls ready to begin spinning for the Tour de Fleece which starts next weekend, but I don't see that happening. :-/
There is good news in that the Black Forest Fire I mentioned last Friday has been fully contained as of yesterday! It will be a while before it's fully controlled but in the meantime this is a huge relief.
We have had Stellar Jay chicks learning to fly in our back yard yesterday and today. Happy First Day of Summer and Happy Fiber Arts Friday.