A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Putting that belly wool to good use

When the shearer was here, he started with the sheep's belly...apparently this is the wool most people discard because it is usually quite short and partially felted. His wife mentioned you could use it as mulch in the garden...hmmm. So I thought I would try it around my newly transplanted cucumbers. It has been quite cold here at night...going down to about 4 degrees, so I thought these nice little woolly sweaters would keep my cukes toasty warm! We shall see.
It does look a little funny.