Alejandra Sanchez, a Mexican-American spinner, textile artist, and shepherd, resides in Kenyon, MN, a predominantly white town with a population of less than 2,000. Within this community, Alejandra's farm, A Woolen Forest, stands as a sanctuary for the conservation of endangered heritage sheep breeds and the preservation of ancient textile practices. Born in Mexico and having moved to the United States at the age of 6, Alejandra spent her summers on her grandparents' ranch, creating cherished memories. However, as time passed and her siblings and she grew up, their visits to Mexico ceased, leaving a void and a sense of disconnection from their ancestral home and heritage. A Woolen Forest has become Alejandra's means of bridging this gap. The farm not only nurtures endangered sheep breeds but also cultivates natural plants used by her ancestors, such as indigo, marigolds, and pericon.

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