Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls

A farmer on a small diversified operation is always looking for ways to add value to products.  A small Shetland flock yields a surprising amount of wool, wool that can be cleaned and scoured and then sold to hand-spinners, felting artists, and crafters.  Surplus wool on many farms is often discarded in the compost heap. 

Shetland Sheep Shepherd

As some of you may know, I have a proclivity for raising Scottish breeds of livestock.  From the large Clydesdale draft horse to the Belted Galloway cattle to the Scots Grey chicken, breeds of livestock from Scotland and the surrounding isles have always brought about a great amount of curiosity and interest in this Scottish descendant.  This past