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Wool Talk

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Can Wool Ease Pain?

Some of us are already true believers. But I've recently discovered—thanks to Foundation Flocker and longtime friend Sue—that not one but two scientific studies offer compelling evidence that wool clothing and bedding can make our bodies feel better.The first study focused on the effect of wool underwear

Can Wool Ease Pain?
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July Flock Talk

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Meet My Blocky Flock

Fun fact: This spring I was bequeathed a small flock of sheep by Sarah Dunham who has a farm in north central Kentucky. Yes! Sheep! My flock consists of four sheep of rather indeterminate breed. I'm guessing they're ewes, but it's been a bit hard to check on that. They

Meet My Blocky Flock
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Eyes in the Sky: Meet Lior Patel

We love wool, but we love the sheep who grow wool even more. My next Voices in Wool guest Lior Patel is curious about the sheep themselves, the ways in which they navigate the landscape and one another. I'm talking with Lior Patel, the 42-year-old professional drone photographer from Haifa,

Eyes in the Sky: Meet Lior Patel
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Words in Wool: The Secret Story behind the Common Starling

Photo by Simerpreet Cheema / UnsplashToday I bring you a word in wool that's also a valuable bit of bird trivia. Our subject is the European Starling, also known as the Common Starling or the Sturnus vulgaris, tauricus, zetlandicus, faroensis, poltaratskyi, porphyronotus, and a handful of other subspecies, none of which

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Sheep in Motion

A hearty hello, and an extra welcome to those of you who've just joined us in the past week! Claire's transhumance in Switzerland is now underway. While they're following their flock on foot, Israeli drone photographer Lior Patel has spent months following another flock by air. This week he shared

Sheep in Motion
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June Flock Talk Livestream Q&A

Hello, Foundation Flockers! Our monthly Flock Talk livestream Q&A, state-of-the-channel report, and monthly woolstraveganza took place on Monday, June 28th, at 7pm EDT. I shared some of what's been happening behind the scenes at TWC HQ, I gave you a whiff of what's coming next, and I read

June Flock Talk Livestream Q&A
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What's that? You want the link?

Hello again! Well that was funny. Apparently a very critical bit of Javascript got eaten in the email I just sent out. It's alive and well on the website, but, alas, not in your inboxes. Lesson learned. So without further ado, may I present an old-fashioned clickable photo (below) as

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Listen to Voices in Wool

It's been busier than usual here in wooltown, and for good reason. I'm excited to share the first episode of a new audio segment called Voices in Wool. Each episode features a conversation with someone whose life touches, or is touched by, wool.   In this first episode I talk with

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