26 October, 2011
A Vest at Nanoose Edibles Farm
This is Barbara Ebell of Nanoose Edibles Farm. Do you see the vest she is wearing? It is made of local wool. Before she and her husband bought their farm and started raising vegetables, fruit, and chickens, the owners before them kept sheep. One of the members of that family handspun and handknit the vest for Ebell out of the home flock's wool.
This makes me happy, to see wool with history and a sense of place, to see clothing that doesn't have thousands of miles under its belt.
Nanoose Edibles Farm is located on Vancouver Island in Nanoose Bay, B.C., Canada. Note, the vest is part of Ebell's personal wardrobe, not her product line. She sells organic food.