The great wheels of the carder, the front half dating back to 1911 and the back 1917. It works like a charm to take the washed fleece and turn it into lovely wool batts that fall into the barrels.
Wool going into the carder is sprayed with a softening spray to help it go through the giant drum wheels.
The wool as it comes off of the last barrels and falls into ladder. The ladder connects to a conveyor belt overhead. Off the belt it falls into the red barrels as one continuous batt.
The wool falling into the barrels. As each barrel fills, the wool is separated and a new barrel started. Each batch of wool gets its own unique numbering system in order to differentiate each wool order. This helps keep track of the specific wool.