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 has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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