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London-Wul is a fibre farm in New Brunswick Canada where animals are neither destroyed nor sold without exception. Also a national award winning shop and studio, London-Wul is home to textile artist Heidi Wulfraat.


Saturday, May 27, 2006

THE PILGRIMAGE


This is a wool story. Trust me.
Each year we feed a group of wild Mallards (and black ducks, wood ducks, ring necks, Canada geese etc.) that fly in to summer on our pond. This because, at the same time, our property serves as one of several slow release sites for our regional wildlife rescue group.

Ok, the wool part;
Returning mallard mom's teach their newly hatched babes to take the daily pilgrimage from the pond, across the field, past the house, through the fence and into the SHEEP PEN (the wool component) to munch on any residuals in and around the barn. These little squirts will grow up, fly away, return and teach their own babes to hop on the same meal train next year. How great is this to look forward to seeing every spring?


PS... Sorry about the poor quality pic.....Had to take it out the bathroom window through the screen so as not to disturb Mrs. Mallard. ... And yes, if you've thought this through that means that you can practically reach out and touch the sheep while visiting the Loo at the london-Wul homestead. Ain't life grand?

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