Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Fun Farm Facts

Sheep are among the most efficient of all domestic animals. They are able to thrive in areas unsuited for cattle or swine, converting the vegetation there to protein for human use. These conversions are wool--the perfect fiber for many uses--and lamb--a tender and succulent meat. When we shear a sheep and spin its wool into yarn for a sweater, we know that the sheep immediately begins growing a new fleece for use the following year. Wool is a renewable resource.


--from Michigan Sheep Breeders Association

2 comments:

  1. Good post. Knitting with wool is very ecological. :)

    ~GAM

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  2. And therapeutic, as well! A win-win...

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