Let's start with the big ones, first among them: these two. We are alive. All of our immediate family is alive, even those who had COVID-19, even those who spent time in the ICU because of it. We are so grateful there was … READ MORE about 2020: Only the Good Stuff
WORKING WOOL IN THE WEST
Follow a sweater with an “Italian Merino” label back far enough and chances are its life began not in Milan, but in Montana. Many people want to look behind the label and know where their clothes come from, but the textile supply chain — one of the most toxic on the planet — remains largely invisible. In Raw Material: Working Wool in the West, Stephany Wilkes tells the story of American wool through her own journey to becoming a certified sheep shearer.
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"What are you doing about shearing?" is a question I get daily, these pandemic days. This post is my lengthy answer. In the US, shearers are broadly considered ag workers, and ag workers are considered … READ MORE about My Covid-19 Sheep Shearing Protocol
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How To Be Mostly Prepared All The Time, With Low Stress and Low Expense Over the past few weeks, folks who know Best Husband and I have asked, "Is anything even different for you? You're probably fine, huh?" … READ MORE about A Persistently Prepper-Lite Life
About Stephany Wilkes
Stephany Wilkes is the author of Raw Material: Working Wool in the West. She is also a sheep shearer certified by the University of California Agricultural and Natural Extension Center, a wool classer certified by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), and the President of the Northern California Fibershed Cooperative.
Stephany Wilkes resides in San Francisco where she serves surrounding agricultural regions.