The sight of sheep grazing on the south lawn of the White House may seem unusual, but during World War I, it was a highly visible symbol of home front support of the troops overseas. The flock, which numbered 48 at its peak, saved manpower by cutting the grass and earned $52,823 for the Red Cross through an auction of their wool.
Did you know that wool is naturally fire resistant, water resistant, resistant to mold and bacteria?
Wool is still used for military purposes today.
It makes a great built in washcloth over soap too. It naturally and gently exfoliate the skin as it cleans. Felted soap here.
Thank You For Your Service, Sheep!
With respect, hope, joy and love, Carmela