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Clun Forest — 4 Comments

  1. It was lovely getting some history on one of the breeds that I spun for the US Livestock Conservancy Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em challenge. It was a delightful fiber to spin and knowing more about the history of that breed and region makes it more special.

  2. You have beautiful handspun yarn of the Clun Forest sheep there! I think that would make exceptional knitted or crochet work. Very nicely done!

    Clun Forest sheep are such a pretty looking breed. I had not heard much about their wool quality.

    I ended up going down the rabbit hole about Offa’s Dyke. What a fascinating history about that national monument! Too bad that fellow got away with destroying 148 meters of the dyke.

    Usually dykes here are used for flood control in the Ohio Mississippi River Valley, not for delineating borders. I am guessing that historically they may have not had any other way to clearly and publicly define exactly where the borders of the ancient kingdom were to attempt to warn potential invaders, “Don’t dare cross into here!”

    • J > There’s still debate amongst historians as to whether the wall was defensive, related to customs tariffs (ie taxations on cross-border trade) or a political imperative (ie ‘Trumpian’ in nature).

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