White as wool

We have wool all over our patio in a fishing net. We bought about 60 fleeces of wool from a farmer and have washed them in Borax. It will all be put into sacks and used as insulation for the winter. A lot of work!


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Mike says:

    What a good idea. Are fleeses expensive?

  • Adam says:


  • Rowley says:

    Insulation – what, in the roof space or hanging on the walls? You can’t mean instead of hair shirts! But I know up there you will need all the heat you can get.

  • andrew Jones says:

    i gave john the farmer £60 for 60 fleeces. its more than he would have got otherwise but its a good deal for us.

  • How much is a fleece?

  • andrew says:

    they usually go for 50p on the mainland but now the law says they can sell it elsewhere and to whoever. its more of a favor to the farmers, esp. if you give them more . . like we did.
    the wool is still drying – taking longer than we thought.

  • Rob says:

    John, the Farmer! Hm, that guy! I am just thinking about brewing my own beer, and you already start a new thing, whitch I got no idea, what you are talking about! Insulation for ???
    I also used wool – ROCKWOOL (sorry Andrew, it was too temting)!
    Got to find a good place to get the brewing stuff. Happy insulation!

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