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som bought a share in a 'wool farm'

Posted by sheilajoyce (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 20, 08 at 1:02

Just talked to son in NYC. He told me he saw an online description of a CSA wool - sheep farm in the northeast. So he bought one share. He says he will qualify to receive a little of their product, and isn't sure if it is spun wool or the rovings. Sounds interesting. I have never heard of a cooperative with sheep, but he likes supporting a nice business such as this one. Will share his report of the product when he gets it.


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RE: som bought a share in a 'wool farm'

I'm curious as to what CSA means....I've never heard the term CSA wool, the only thing I can think of is the Confederate States of America, and I know that sure isn't right!


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RE: som bought a share in a 'wool farm'

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture - there are some local farms by me who sell "shares" - you get weekly organic produce which has been excellent. Never heard about it for a sheep farm but I guess the concept could work for many areas. Since I live just north of NYC, I probably should check this out.


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RE: som bought a share in a 'wool farm'

If he gets his wool in spun yarn, that's quite a deal. In my experience, those who raise sheep don't necessarily spin their wool into yarn...if he 'gets' his wool in roving, will he spin it?


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RE: som bought a share in a 'wool farm'

Yes, he plans to use whatever he gets. I taught him to knit and crochet last year when he was home. He often goes with fellow students to a knitting coffee shop of a Friday afternoon.


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RE: som bought a share in a 'wool farm'

Susan, here is the site for the share he bought. Looks interesting, but I have not read it yet.

Here is a link that might be useful: wool farm


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RE: som bought a share in a 'wool farm'

thanks for the link, I'll check it out


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