Meet the Fiber Animals

It's all about the kids!

Emery, MDKASF 1506 (sold)

In the first few moments...

This is Ottillie, she is a tan colored reverse badger pattern.  Her sire is Benji of Coon Hollow; her dam is our own Mabel.  Like Sasha, they have stripes on thier faces, thier underbelly is a different color than thier sides and a typical line of another color down their backs.
We are delighted to work with recessive genetics to try to create colored fiber in angora goats.  Sasha has a silvery fleece that is wonderful for fiber art.  She is light but plenty colored enough to be classified as a Colored Angora Goat (CAG). 
Dove is a solid black with recessive genetics.  Her sire is also Benji, her dam is Nightengale of Persimmon Tree Farm.  Some black stays very saturated life long, while other black softens to grey with time & sunshine.  Both versions have attributes to the fiber artist.
This is Emery, born on our farm, from Elroy CSPN and Emma CSPN.  We are delighted with his nice soft curls.  The average micron count of an Angora goat is the same as an alpaca, approximately 20-40 microns.  So, breeding is everything.
We raise Colored Angora Goats and Angora Goats.  Angora goats originate from Turkey.  Humans have been using their lusterous fiber for thousands of years.  Traditionally they are a pure white goat.  About 35 years ago, in the United States, they began to be bread for color! 
There is an annual cycyle.  We breed in late summer, to have kids born over the winter, to be weaned by summer and begin again.  This is a picture of an expereinced mom cleaning her newborn kid.

Sasha, MDKASF 1703

Ottillie, MDKASF 1704

Dove, MDKASF 1716

Merlin (sold) & Lone Ranger (sold)

Luna and the alpacas!

Elwood, STAG 220 (sold)

Elwood came from South Texas Angoras.  We bred him to our goats to experiment with STAG's ideas about CAM goats (Colored Angora Mutants).  These are goats, decendent from traditional whites, that throw color with statically very high probability.  Very fun!
Luna is the llama in the background of this photo.  There are two alpacas in front that are two shades of brown. Mother, Flocka, on the left and daughter, Gracie, in the center.  Gracie is a traditional chocolate color.  Her fiber is in several of our yarns.  We love to blend fibers! 
Melin (in the background) was an exciting buck we bought from Persimmon Tree Farm.  We wanted to try working with spots and pinto patterns - which we thought were magical!  Lone Ranger in the forground was shorn at an earlier date in this picture.

The herd...

In love with Olympia

Admittedly a passion!

There is no doubt about it, farming of any kind is a lot of work!  If your not driven, it dosn't last.  Your out in the cold, the heat, the wet, the night.  Mother nature sets your schedule and your to do list!  But, the rewards are pretty dag gone cool too.  Our critters give us peace & joy!
Sometimes we purchase does, and not just bucks.  Olympia was a goat that Karen adored at Persimmon Tree Farm for several years, and now she has come to live here.  She is beautiful!  (Pictured here with daughter Sasha).  Olympia has amazing fine fleece and distinct curls! 
We are a very small farm. We work very hard to produce very fine quality mohair fiber and excellent breeding stock.  We work to produce authentically hand made, locally grown, creative and artistic yarns and fiber products.