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The sheep are shorn once a year, so some wool can be as long as 10 inches long. Andrea Myklebust owns mainly northern European and Scandinavian primitive breeds including Shetland Icelandic and a new Gotland ram. All the animals have different fleece characteristics. “You have a year’s worth of care going into the sheep,” she said. “Their diet and well-being shows in the fleece.” (Republican Eagle photos by Stacy Bengs)

Sculpting, sheep and spinning

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STOCKHOLM, Wis. — In the summer of 2012, sculptors Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Sears moved an old decaying building one mile down the road to their piece of the property in rural Stockholm.


The structure came from the homesteaded land of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s grandparents, giving the duo all the more incentive to try and save it.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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