So, the other option is to sell the fleece. I thought this would be easy, people would be lined up at my door to buy these exotic sheep fleeces and that would be that. No, wrong again. There are only two handspinners here. Now, knowing what I do about this area, that is not surprising, but it is yet another consideration that I did not consider. Like minded people in an area with other like minded people is what I should have looked for. Instead I am in a red neck area that loves the things I despise. They do not wear wool or eat sheep.
So, vending to folks away from here is the only option and that means shipping. It means I have to go to the post office, sometimes twice a day and for what? To send 4 ounces of wool to some one in another province. Yup. Not a whole fleece, but a trial bit and I don't blame them for this , but they want to know the exact shipping costs, so I have to get the costs by going to the post office, come back, tell them and then possibly fill the order and post it. The most I have sent is 1.5 pounds. Oh my goodness.
There has to be another alternative, but I don't know what. I am willing to sell all the wool to some one who would come and get it. They can divide it into ounce portions and make a profit on it. The time consumed doing that is just too much. I recently sold some bamboo fibre (bamboo from when I had the green lifestyle store) for $5 and had to go twice to the post office. The $5 I made went out the window in my time and gas. So, I am thinking it is better to sell the lot cheaper and go once to the post office and do what I enjoy doing instead. Hmmm, I think that is a prudent idea. Now, I happen to have about 40 fleeces to sell. Would you like one? A whole one?