I hope you enjoy this, Paula and I were very moved when Jeanne and Dan shared this story with us last night in church (1-26-2014). The efforts Jeanne has made to help with this project, helping thousands of other Americans along the way is so heart warming.
or if the video doesn’t play here, go to this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7BDDj_NBEQ#t=0
We live in a very tiny town, Antelope, Oregon. It’s out in the middle of about a million acres of mostly cattle ranches; some sheep, some dry land wheat farming, but mostly ranches. A local rancher, Dan Carver and his wife, Jeanne also raise some sheep, most for their wool. They’ve been strong and ardent promoters of self-sustaining ranching for many years and their IMPERIAL STOCK RANCH is proof it works. Jeanne is frequently finding ways to reach out across the country and even the world to increase the exposure they have regarding quality wool products made in USA. A number of months ago, the 2014 Olympics selected Ralph Lauren as the designer for the Olympic uniforms and clothing. Ralph Lauren in turn reached out to the IMPERIAL STOCK RANCH for some good ole made in USA yarn.
We were extremely blessed and very excited to have Jeanne share with us at church yesterday evening, the results of the efforts on a number of people’s part who’ve put together what can only be described as FANTASTIC Olympic Sweater made with yarn which originated just a few miles away from us on Jeannie and Dan’s ranch. Jeannie was all over the major news media, papers, TV interviews, etc., regarding the project and the unveiling of the Sweater designed by Ralph Lauren.
What a wonderful, warm, patriotic, God Loving story. A bit of which can be seen in the video linked here. A bit of Googling will reveal more. Here”s one little article: http://www.crochetme.com/blogs/crochet_daily/archive/2013/10/29/american-wool-and-ralph-lauren-at-the-2014-winter-olympics.aspx