Posts tagged “wool

Sheep

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I traveled to my home state of Iowa for the holidays and was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph a flock of Lincoln sheep!  This is a rare breed of  long wool sheep that originated in England.  Their wool grows about 12 inches per year and is prized by hand spinners.  I have a special interest in heritage breeds of livestock, the old timey breeds that were bred for their ability to thrive on a natural diet, their hardiness and dual, sometimes even triple purpose usefulness.  Sadly, many of these breeds are now endangered.

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