Local Wool

Local Wool

By Anastasia Williams
A podcast for conscientious makers.

New episodes will resume in July 2019
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Episode 16 - The “Finn”tastic World of Homesteading with Janet Garman
Janet Garman of Timber Creek Farm teaches us about the Finn breed, homesteading, and ways to become more self-reliant amidst a pandemic.
53:39
March 20, 2020
Episode 15 - What about the Sheep Industry? with Lisa Surber
Lisa Surber of LM Livestock Services gives us a brief overview of some of the larger aspects of the sheep industry, what a livestock consultant really does, and why she loves Targhees so much.
55:03
February 14, 2020
Episode 14 - Shear Force of Will with Stephany Wilkes
Stephany Wilkes of West by Midwest Shearing discusses the challenges and joys of shearing, her book “Raw Material”, and how she still finds time to run the Northern California Fibershed Cooperative.
1:01:50
January 31, 2020
Episode 13 - Two Men and a Tiny Farmer with Cody Nicholson Stratton
Cody Nicholson Stratton of Foggy Bottoms Boys gives us a glimpse of life as a seventh generation dairy farmer, an angora rabbit herder, and Romeldale shepherd (all while raising a young son).
59:46
December 28, 2019
Episode 12 - A Shepherdess of All Trades with Irina Lawrence
Irina Lawrence of Flying Fibers shows us that it is possible to work with family, run a business, and save heritage breeds all at the same time!
51:16
December 13, 2019
Episode 11 - Llamageddon with Brenda Harting
Today we delve into something completely different - livestock guardian llamas! Learn why they make great guardians, how to choose one, and also...let’s address spitting.
1:03:42
July 26, 2019
Episode 10 - Long(wool) Locks of Love with Brenda Anderson
Brenda Anderson of Busy Ewe Farm and Fibers joins me today to discuss her Teeswater breed, the process of genetic selection, and shepherding in the Black Hills!
47:28
July 12, 2019
Episode 9 - The Hairy Truth of Katahdins with Bethany Cantwell
Bethany Cantwell of Aurora Blue Farm in Ohio goes in-depth about the many uses of sheep, educating her local farmers market customers, and getting the kids involved!
50:02
May 24, 2019
Episode 8 - Going Hog Wild for Hog Islands with Rachel Goldberg
Rachel Goldberg of The Oak Perch runs us through the amazing history of the Hog Island breed, and why conservation is important. She also gives us some insight into wool classing school!
49:17
May 10, 2019
Episode 7 - Living on a Wing and a Prayer with Tamara White
Tamara White walks us through her participation in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative and what her very busy life looks like on the farm. Oh, and she now has some of the first Valais Blacknose lambs in the US!
1:01:44
April 26, 2019
Episode 6 - Shepherding the Long Way with Anna Hunter
Anna takes us on her journey from yarn shop owner to shepherdess, homesteader, and mill operator.
43:59
March 29, 2019
Episode 5 - Lions and Llamas and Churros (oh my) with Jessica Sanchez
Jessica Sanchez of Rusted Earth Farm joins me on the show to discuss her incredibly interesting background, the history of Navajo Churros, and how she’s incorporating Carbon Farming into her life.
47:00
March 22, 2019
Episode 4 - Small Flock Shepherding with Anne Choi
Anne & I discuss her 6 head flock of Shetlands, their unique fleeces, as well as what “coating” is and how lambing works.
38:24
March 8, 2019
Episode 3 - The Magic of Merino with Holly Schmiedeknecht
Holly of Wool Haven gives us insight into her small Merino flock and processes when weaving one-of-a-kind pure wool blankets for children.
44:50
March 1, 2019
Episode 2 - Escape to Gotland Island with Kim Goodling
You can find show notes at www.woolanddye.com/podcast
42:13
February 22, 2019
Episode 1 - Living the Dream of the Small Producer with Stacy Dresow
Stacy & I delve into topics such as Cormo, California Variegated Mutant, and the day to day operations of a small farm. Show notes can be found at www.woolanddye.com/podcast.
35:57
February 15, 2019