First off, my Jacob's fleece cost on $16 for 2 pounds. Even more excellent!
Liz - I had read about the 24 hour cold water soak. I didn't want to have the muck sitting around while I was gone and the pets were home alone! The 2-20 minutes soapy soaks do a bang-up job.
Thea - There is a vendor of roving and yarn at our local farmer's market. We have a wonderful market indeed!
I have just about completed cleaning the fleece and started on the carding. Next up is the partial alpaca fleece that requires cleaning. There shan't be a dirty fleece in this house!
In the meantime...snow. At least until Sunday. Then back to the 50's. Springtime in Colorado!