I love washing wool in the summer. I can do it outside, the weather is warm and the wool dries quickly.
The problem is, we have very dry summers. Everything wants water. The sheep want to drink it. The ducks want to splash it. The garden wants to hog it all for food production... Everything wants what we have only a finite supply to give.
So I have to get creative
The key is to choose a soap that is non-toxic and will quickly biodegrade in the garden. If it has insect repellant qualities, so much the better.
The chickens love that I'm spending time with them. The garden loves the nutrition from the wash water. I get my vitamin D dose and some clean wool.
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