Before jumping on the wool-mulching bandwagon, it is best to take a look at the pros and cons of mulching with wool. What works well in one situation may not be desirable in another.
The modern Cotswold is a dual-purpose breed, excelling in both wool and meat production. Many feel that the Cotswold has a regal bearing that adds to the breed’s charm.
The Corriedale still has a strong following and is one of the most common sheep breeds in the world, with an estimated global population of just over 5 million.
Today, the Cheviot is one of the top mutton breeds in the United States. There is also an American Miniature Cheviot developed for homestead use.
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Craftsy folks frequently share a do-it-yourself ethic. While it’s always easier just to buy cheap, pretty yarn at the craft store, some (particularly homesteaders) prefer to create their own dyes. In fact, if you own sheep or other fiber animals, this may be a logical next step to adding value to your products. You canContinue reading “A Rainbow of Natural Dyes”
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A brief summary of all the options for making the most of your fiber business.
Before buying any bison, you will want to evaluate these enterprise ideas carefully to locate sales channels and to estimate demand.