I've done a lot of reading about sheep, those fascinating little animals that give us their wool....and here are the blogs summarizing what I've learned...
Sheep Stories #1 : a little summary of "heritage" sheep - the first "breeds" of sheep to be domesticated.
Sheep Stories #2 : a summary about the more "modern" sheep breeds.
Sheep Stories #3 : a potted history of sheep in Britain
Sheep Stories #4 : some commercial practices associated with sheep that you might not know about
Sheep Stories #5 : in which I blog about what I know about Merino sheep.
Sheep Stories #6: breeding programs and how this influences the types of sheep we see
Sheep Stories #7: in which I find out that the spinning wheel enabled the development of modern democracy!
Not really a story about sheep, but in this post I visit a local spinning mill to see how fleece is processed. Following this up, I wrote Sheep Stories #8 which discusses the differences between "woolen" and "worsted" mills (there are very, very few worsted mills still left in operation in North America; most of the small "cottage" mills are of the woolen type.).