At just 3 years old, my grandfather Eli was already on night duty.
This meant a two hour patrol of the family flock, alert for roaming jackal
in the freezing Namaqualand nights. A daunting task for a small boy,
but his parents were dirt poor migrant farmers... their sheep were all they had.
And the Namaqualand desert is not for the faint-hearted.
Namaqua Merino wool is an extraordinary example of natural engineering. Because merino fibres are much finer than other wools, it ‘warms above its weight’ - being wonderfully snug, yet feather-light and itch-free on your skin.