Well, actually, of Navajo-Churro wool, which fiber artists consider precious as gold. The burlap bags in today’s photo are stuffed with our sheeps’ wool, as well as wool offered to us by friends processing their Navajo-Churro sheep for the sale of meat.
The wool drying in bags in our cloister garden is being prepared to go soon to a woolen mill for processing and spinning into skeins of various thickness.
Our twenty Navajo-Churro sheep were sheared a couple of months ago, and the wool varies in color from almost white, to brown, and black.
Because of its natural beauty, there’s really no need for dyeing the wool. We use it here in our weaving shop and sell it in our Giftshop, used we presume for weaving, knitting and crocheting, by those who purchase it.
The rainy season seems to be ending and Forest Service Road leading to the Monastery is dry, though bumpy in some places from earlier downpours.
A blessed week to all, near and far. Be assured of our prayers and please keep us in your prayers. Thank you and may God bless you always.
Abbot Christian and the monks