Namaste Farms raises some of the finest fibered Champion Angora and Pygora goats the country. Boasting such titles as 2009 CAGBA National Grand Champion, Black Sheep Gathering’s Grand Champion Best Goat in show, Judges Choice and Best Fleece in show, these animals provide much of the fiber for Namaste Farms.
One of the most difficult issues when choosing Angora goats for their mohair is longevity of fleece. The challenge is to find goats that produce yearling fleeces well into their 8-10 year old year. This is a significant obstacle for any Angora goat breeder and finding the right genetics has been a solid goal of Namaste Farms. Now, 10 years into our breeding program, there are only a few lines of goats we allow in our flock. Genetics from Coon Hollow Farm (Diane Coon), Cloudspun Farm (Sharon Chestnutt), Persimmon Tree Farm (Greta Dise), and Dr. Fred Speck are the remaining genetics that display amazingly soft, silky fleeces with little grease.
Pygora goats are a breed which originated from the pairing of a pygmy and Angora goat mating. While they don’t produce mohair, they do produce a fleece which can be equaled to cashmere. These pint size little darlings are the clowns of Namaste Farms and are treasured for their friendly dispositions and prized for their low micron fibers. They are jovial characters that gift us premium fleece and are the first kids to sell out every year.
OFFF Champion; Henry Pygora Buckling
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My show, "Namaste Farms Blogtalk" on "Namaste Farms" is airing 07/31/2014 on BlogTalkRadio. See the details and set a reminder at http://tobtr.com/s/6635495.
Just talked to Paypal... They are having a glitch and have for about a week. They said, "It's sporadic." Anyway, what happens is people will pay a seller, and the seller can't access payment. If this happens, the seller will have to invoice you and you have to cancel other transaction. This may be happening with other sellers too. Just letting everyone know.
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Just letting everyone who wants ultra long locks, I'm getting low on the show washed ones available now. Soon, it will be the unwashed ones which are normally not over 12 inches...
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Hi, my friend Valorie Fischer wrote a blog post about something she is quite passionate about. I thought I'd share.http://creations-by-valorie.blogspot.com/2014/07/but-im-not-stealing.html
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These old bones aren't recovering from being beat up. My hands are swollen and I think I have a fever. I would threaten to eat them if they fight like that... but, I can't eat my animals.
Happy Dance, Sean is coming back from Napa and just stopped by Temecula Pizza Company and is bringing me a steak salad. STARVED....
Miserable time shearing today... beat up, took 25 minutes to do one insane ewe.... I was exhausted, bruised...she was fine. Just finished for the day. WHAT A LONG ONE!