A long time ago we talked about assembling wool samples so we could share our collective resources with board members. Nothing came of it because I was busy. I'm still busy but I also want to get this off the ground! Here's the idea. I collect wool samples donated by you and me of course, (from the shoulder area would be best) and make up sample packets of each pure breed or cross breed sent to me. Hopefully there's enough to make up 3 or 4 sample cases of how ever many breeds I get sent to me. These cases become the start of a resource center where for the price of shipping both ways (and a deposit so you'll return it) you can borrow a case and see (and feel) the different wools contained. If you sell wool then I'll include contact info too! This could be just the beginning. We could also make up resource units of books, videos, building plans, gov. publications, even a travelling scrapbook of everyone's sheep family, barns, and???? All it takes is managment, and if we start small and work up maybe we'll make something useful to newbies and old hands alike. I'd like to start with wool samples, what do you all think? If you'd like to contribute a chunk of shoulder wool them PM me!