Friday, 18 September 2015

Faroes sheep and wool conference

I have just returned from the wonderful North Atlantic Sheep and Wool Conference in the Faroe Islands.
It was great to renew friendships from last year and make new ones. We learned a great deal about the difficulties of wool producing in the Faroes, as always, the problem is obtaining a fair price for the fleeces. We visited sheep and wool producers and got a chance to purchase some of their products. The scenery was outstanding and we were given a very warm welcome from the Islanders.
We were very lucky in having warm, sunny weather so we didn't miss any of the spectacular views, the quality of both the air and the light were wonderful. Pictured on the right is Johanna who along with Karin originally set up the conferences and work hard to keep interest in sheep and their products, on which many Islanders depend, very much alive.