WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Rob Wolton on ecology and balance

This evening Paula Wolton has enlisted the help of her husband Rob Wolton – an experienced ecologist and environmentalist. Paula has worked alongside him as her partner in life and farming for 30 odd years which has led to heated discussion and interesting compromise from which she feels both have learnt and grown. In curating… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Rob Wolton on ecology and balance

WOOLNESS & ME: Liddy the Lamb

Today’s Woolness & Me post was written by longterm Wovember supporter and contributor Sara Dunham of Punkin’s Patch, who has written about the incredible bedside manner of one of the lambs in her flock. Liddy’s mom didn’t love her. She’d feed the lamb if forced but after a couple days we gave up. We tried… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & ME: Liddy the Lamb

WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Sally Vergette on healing from the foot & mouth crisis of 2001

This post was curated by Paula Wolton for our Woolness and the Land theme and features the voice of Sally Vergette. She explores the pain of the Foot & Mouth crisis of the early 00s, and the role that working with wool played in aiding her recovery from this devastation. Both this post and the… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Sally Vergette on healing from the foot & mouth crisis of 2001

Sheepwrecked to Resc(ewe)d

How a grazing scheme run by Sussex Wildlife Trust is helping to restore chalk grassland habitats, with Mark, Gary and Chase the dog   I’m not sure what I was doing in 2013 when George Monbiot published his essay ‘Sheepwrecked: How Britain has been shagged by the white plague.’ Whatever I was up to I missed… Continue Reading Sheepwrecked to Resc(ewe)d

WOOLNESS & ME: Escapism

Today’s Woolness & Me post was written by Beverley Dott, whose post – like yesterday’s – touches on the therapeutic qualities of playing with different coloured wools and the ways in which wool work can help when navigating long-term health problems. Woolness for me is all about texture, colour, warmth and comfort: knitting with wool is… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & ME: Escapism