Kristina and I went out to a farm in Efland, NC, to see and sort of help with the goat shearing. This was our first opportunity to see a working fiber farm and the fiber animals.
These are some of goats and there was a range of colors. Very energetic and a bit shy but the few we were able to touch were so soft. Kristina is learning to spin so was drooling over all this fiber just running around!
We both fell in love with these twins! They were born from an older dam who ended up getting sick so her milk dried up. They were bottle fed so allowed us to get close enough to touch (some of the time). Kristina seriously thought about buying these but resisted -goats are not covered in her rental lease lol. They did inspire us to step up saving our money so we can some day buy some goats for ourselves.
The farm also has sheep and rabbits for fiber. In addition some geese, ducks and peacocks live on the farm property. Here is one of the sheep and a couple ducks. Unfortunately neither would let us get close to touch them.
I guess you can't really spin the feathers but you can eat duck eggs. :) The sheep though would be fair game for a spinning wheel. We want one or two of these too!
There were several dozen angora bunnies in white, mixed and a beautiful grey color. I loved these!! And they are small so you wouldn't have to have a lot of space to have a few. We both want a few of these for our farm!
Will post our pics and info on the actual shearing on another post. This one is just about the animals we want to have!
Thanks for reading!!