The second of his ventures has ended up being the most practical. Sheep are relatively easy to care for and feed, so looking at wool seemed almost logical.
It started rather small, as these things do, with just enough to make a few blankets for the household. However when Baron DeLaChat happened to be visiting he saw far more uses then just blankets for people. The Baron knew that quality saddle blankets were only a dream... until he saw and felt the quality of the wool the Grand Duke produced. Because of the Baron's eventual standing order for quality saddle blankets, the rest of the population has prospered in that the Carpathian blankets are prized in the deep of winter when the wind blows bitter cold.