Playing with Angora

Finally, after all the work of shearing our Angora rabbits, I get a reward! The photo above is a basketful of their wonderfully soft fiber; 1.9 ounces to be exact. Our best producer this quarter was Jamie. She gave us 5 ounces of Angora. Last night while we were watching the new James Bond movie, …

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International Year of Natural Fibers

The General Assembly of the United Nations has designated 2009 as the “International Year of Natural Fibers”. The objectives are to bring attention to and stimulate demand for natural fibers, to encourage worldwide governmental support, to foster international partnerships, and to promote the sustainability of fiber industries. As a cashmere goat farmer and natural fiber …

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Babydoll Southdown Sheep

4/21/09 Update: This is not a purebred Babydoll Southdown. Read the comments on this post to learn more about them. Today’s photo is of our Babydoll Southdown Ram that I spoke of in the last post. He is cute but unpredictable. One minute he charges me, and the next minute he wants to crawl into …

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