Sarah the shepherd then demonstrated how to skirt the fleece. Skirting is the process of removing vegetable matter, dirtier parts or unusable cuts from the wool, in order for the wool to be processed. Skirting is done over a, wait for it… skirting table! A skirting table is a special surface that has holes in it so that dirt, debris and short cuts of the fiber can fall through while the rest of the fleece remains on top. This demonstration gave our guests the opportunity to touch the fiber and feel the difference between the fleeces of each sheep, as well as to try their hand at skirting the fleece. Fiona took the wool home and is watching YouTube videos on how to clean the wool and spin it into yarn! More on that later!