One of the biggest surprises was Heidi. She was a little ewe that I sold last year and her companion goat got killed by the neighbors dog and her owner feared for her life, so she sent her back to live here and I'm very happy. She was a fading black when she left and is now a gorgeous grey.
Based on this photo, you would never think her wool was worth anything. No offense, Heidi. Turns out, she was brushed and she got the "stuck her hoof in a light socket" look. But, part the wool to the skin and you get:
She is a little looser in the crimp than I'd like but, that might improve with a little care this season. So, a few days ago, she got her new haircut and looks great!