I'm fine. Thank you for your concern.
Bit of a personal question to a lady!
Never you mind nosey!
It was just a pile of clothes I'd had for over thirty years taking up valuable room, dreaming that one day I'd fit into them again or they would become fashionable once more, ( I don't think I will ever see a size 8 dress on myself again).
When we we three meet again?Yes, back then I had a mad few years, hob nobbing with famous people, wearing fashonable clothes, driving sports cars, even did a bit of modeling.
Typical young and beautiful people.
Nowadays, the only audition I'd get a job with is for one of the hags in "that play"
I love the wool idea. I know a load of sheep farmers who get nothing for wool!I've had some parcels arrive that used sheep wool as the padding. I couldn't reuse the stuff so I put it out for the birds to use for nesting material this spring and it all disappeared very quickly. I'll empty the nest boxes in the autumn and compost the old nests. I'm not sure I'd trust it for ceramics though.
Maybe a quick shout on Freecycle might find materials that need reusing? I've got a big box of packing chips in the garage here that are waiting for reuse that will hopefully go off to someone that way.
I love the wool idea. I know a load of sheep farmers who get nothing for wool!
I suspect you are right, but I like the idea in general as an alternative to hay.I fear you will find the Australians treat imported animal fibre as seriously as plant fibre. This is the country that inspects your shoes (the ones you are wearing and any spares in your luggage) just in case you're bringing in contaminated soil
I doubt either is particularly green once there's "a market" for it. Any plant that makes money suddenly becomes the next great monoculture. Just look at what biodiesel has done for Indonesia.You see a lot of stuff made with Bamboo lately for environmental reasons. How green is it really? I noticed mango wood is noted for green credentials. It's a very fast growing hardwood, between oak and mahogany for hardness. It's very fast growing and a waste product of growing mangoes. Apparently once it gets too tall it gets cut down and either burnt or left to rot. Now there's a market in the West for the wood to be used in furniture. Lovely grain and colour to it too. Which is better?
I suspect you are right, but I like the idea in general as an alternative to hay.
Fantastic use for a fleece since fleece is sadly almost worthless in the UK nowInterestingly and coincidentally, we received a package wrapped in this. It's two lengths of matted sheep's wool (1m x 30cm x 1.5cm each). It smells strongly of 'sheep'
I'm tempted to try felting it, sewing the two pieces together end to end, and making a scarf from it
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