Michigan Woolen Blankets

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Eric Wallis is a third-generation farmer of the bicentennial farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He grew up raising beef and dairy cattle, but as he explains, “This far up, we grow grass. And sheep are made to pasture.” But when it came to the wool, he was losing money. He started looking into alternative options to help with the farm’s bottom dollar. For the past 10 years, they’ve been using all their wool to make blankets, produced at a small company in Rhode Island. These beautiful woolen blankets have literally saved the family farm.