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Local Wool

Summary: A podcast for conscientious makers. New episodes will resume in July 2019

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 Episode 16 - The “Finn”tastic World of Homesteading with Janet Garman | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3219

Janet Garman of Timber Creek Farm teaches us about the Finn breed, homesteading, and ways to become more self-reliant amidst a pandemic.

 Episode 16 - The “Finn”tastic World of Homesteading with Janet Garman | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3219

Janet Garman of Timber Creek Farm teaches us about the Finn breed, homesteading, and ways to become more self-reliant amidst a pandemic.

 Episode 15 - What about the Sheep Industry? with Lisa Surber | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3303

Lisa Surber of LM Livestock Services gives us a brief overview of some of the larger aspects of the sheep industry, what a livestock consultant really does, and why she loves Targhees so much.

 Episode 14 - Shear Force of Will with Stephany Wilkes | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3710

Stephany Wilkes of West by Midwest Shearing discusses the challenges and joys of shearing, her book “Raw Material”, and how she still finds time to run the Northern California Fibershed Cooperative.

 Episode 13 - Two Men and a Tiny Farmer with Cody Nicholson Stratton | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3586

Cody Nicholson Stratton of Foggy Bottoms Boys gives us a glimpse of life as a seventh generation dairy farmer, an angora rabbit herder, and Romeldale shepherd (all while raising a young son).

 Episode 12 - A Shepherdess of All Trades with Irina Lawrence | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3076

Irina Lawrence of Flying Fibers shows us that it is possible to work with family, run a business, and save heritage breeds all at the same time!

 Episode 11 - Llamageddon with Brenda Harting | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3822

Today we delve into something completely different - livestock guardian llamas! Learn why they make great guardians, how to choose one, and also...let’s address spitting.

 Episode 10 - Long(wool) Locks of Love with Brenda Anderson | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2848

Brenda Anderson of Busy Ewe Farm and Fibers joins me today to discuss her Teeswater breed, the process of genetic selection, and shepherding in the Black Hills!

 Episode 9 - The Hairy Truth of Katahdins with Bethany Cantwell | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3002

Bethany Cantwell of Aurora Blue Farm in Ohio goes in-depth about the many uses of sheep, educating her local farmers market customers, and getting the kids involved!

 Episode 8 - Going Hog Wild for Hog Islands with Rachel Goldberg | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2957

Rachel Goldberg of The Oak Perch runs us through the amazing history of the Hog Island breed, and why conservation is important. She also gives us some insight into wool classing school!

 Episode 7 - Living on a Wing and a Prayer with Tamara White | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3704

Tamara White walks us through her participation in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative and what her very busy life looks like on the farm. Oh, and she now has some of the first Valais Blacknose lambs in the US!

 Episode 6 - Shepherding the Long Way with Anna Hunter | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2639

Anna takes us on her journey from yarn shop owner to shepherdess, homesteader, and mill operator.

 Episode 5 - Lions and Llamas and Churros (oh my) with Jessica Sanchez | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2820

Jessica Sanchez of Rusted Earth Farm joins me on the show to discuss her incredibly interesting background, the history of Navajo Churros, and how she’s incorporating Carbon Farming into her life.

 Episode 4 - Small Flock Shepherding with Anne Choi | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2304

Anne & I discuss her 6 head flock of Shetlands, their unique fleeces, as well as what “coating” is and how lambing works.

 Episode 3 - The Magic of Merino with Holly Schmiedeknecht | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2690

Holly of Wool Haven gives us insight into her small Merino flock and processes when weaving one-of-a-kind pure wool blankets for children.

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