Can anyone tell me how to wash a fleece without a washing machine? How do I save the lanolin? And should I pick out the bits o' hay before washing or after? My poor sheep... not only did he have me sitting on him for an hour while I learned how to shear, all four goats had to fight him once he was sheared. They took one look at how small he was under that fleece, and decided he shouldn't be #1 in the herd.