Sheep Dip

The wool from the sheep is quite dirty, so it is washed several times and the washing water is collected - it contains the wool grease.

This diagram and photograph will give you some idea how this is done.

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Scourer photograph

Sheep and barrelHow many sheep?

How many sheep fleeces do you need to wash to fill a barrel with wool grease? Take a guess...

10 sheep | 50 sheep | 100 sheep | 500 sheep | 1000 sheep

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