First off, let me confess I do not currently own nor have I ever owned any sheep. I've been thinking for awhile about getting some; but I have one "big" problem that keeps me from jumping in. I am allergic to wool and lanolin products. So here's my question for all you experienced sheep people: Am I then allergic to sheep? I guess what I really wonder is if I can keep sheep and they won't bother me, but to use processed sheep products is out of the question (other than the meat, I already know I can eat the meat with no problems; it's really yummy ). I'm wondering if it is something in the processing of the wool and lanolin that I am allergic to, and therefore could raise and utilize my own sheep but just can't handle commercially processed wool and lanolin. Does anyone have any expertise on this issue?