A while back I was blissfully listening to episode 15 of the podcast Woolful. Ashley Yousling and her two guests Sue Blacker and Kim Goodling, were discussing the merits of Gotland sheep, a Swedish breed that American shepherds have been painstakingly trying to recreate from imported semen samples over many years (yes, seriously!).
Gotland is an island a couple of hours from where I live and the sheep are quite common around here. I never really thought about gotland sheep or the wool they produce. Now I got schooled on them from 3 people on the other side of the world.