I've been washing a lot of fleece lately. The TdF is right around the corner.
I'd like to confess that I have a very unusual opinion about vegetable matter (VM). I don't mind it.
I break all the rules when it comes to washing fleece. I don't prepare it for washing at all. I just grab a handful out of the bag it came in and let the bits of dried what nots fend for themselves.
The vast majority of it disappears of it's own accord during the many stages it takes to become yarn.
It makes me happy to think this sheep lived a normal sheep life.
This is Peanut and he or she obviously wasn't forced to wear a coat to stay clean and free of debris. Sheep eat vegetable matter, they hang out in vegetable matter and they sleep in it. That's how it ought to be.