Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves – The Intrepid Wool Grower

There are ruffled feathers among the Australian wool community. This is because Woolnews’ latest update (March 19) asks: is it acceptable for a non-wool product to market itself as vegan wool? The product is three parts cotton and the balance a weed called calotropis....
A Case of Too Much Information – The Intrepid Wool Grower

A Case of Too Much Information – The Intrepid Wool Grower

A good deal of personalised customer interaction lies at the heart of how we run Southdown Duvets. In a conscious decision to avoid the automated, soulless and often highly unsatisfactory way online retail sales have evolved in recent years, we encourage our customers...
Strictly By Mutual Consent – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Strictly By Mutual Consent – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Let’s get this straight. You never own a Maremma Sheepdog. From the outset, you and the dog harmoniously agree to symbiotically co-exist under one roof and if you cannot accept that, avoid this breed. My Cal is a perfect example and to illustrate my point, look no...
The Day I Nearly Hit A Stranger – The Intrepid Wool Grower

The Day I Nearly Hit A Stranger – The Intrepid Wool Grower

I was on an early morning train from Petersfield to London, Waterloo – just over an hour’s journey. Having already enjoyed my mug of tea before leaving the house, I settled down on the train to enjoy the second mug. It was only after I had drained that cup, did the...
The Colour Purple – The Intrepid Wool Grower

The Colour Purple – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Isn’t it strange that often it’s the briefest encounter one has with another human that has the most lasting impact? During my years as a mineral economist in the City, I was lucky enough to live close to Regents Park and I loved to spend time there, usually walking...
Apologies to Leo – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Apologies to Leo – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Leo, the cat, has a very odd relationship with food. Put any range of tasty morsels in front of him and he merely sits there looking vaguely offended. He only eats dry cat pellets and more specifically only one brand and one flavour, namely fish. But he does this with...

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