M Troyka wrote:2) Do you really want to wear wool in florida?
Yes, for three reasons:
1) As stated in the original post, "We live in North Florida, which does have bitter but short winters" Don't think of Miami, which is over 300 miles away. Think of Southern Georgia. Even northern visitors are chilled by our relatively cool winters. I once visited the Keys during January; after passing Cocoa Beach we flipped the heater to air conditioner and didn't turn it off the whole trip
That's how different it is down there; we hardly speak Spanish up here, there are fewer retirees, and almost no one has an orange tree because of annual hard freezes (low 20s typical, several days per year). The blessing though is the very coldest days are just November-March, and then only sporadically.
2) On top of that, I have a low thyroid, so I run the heater 365 days a year
3) I can't think of anything else that I can raise myself, which is warm in winter, still warm when wet (lots of dampness here), and easy to work into clothing. Cotton is great in the summer, which is why I mentioned it. Goose down, but still need something to trap the feathers; best to have wool for that.
M Troyka wrote:Would sheep even want to wear wool in florida?
Those are appropriate and understandable questions though! Hope to look at your other questions later.