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
Insubordiknit says: “Her locks are, hands down, the best I’ve ever spun with. Seriously. LOCKS OF FRACKING GOLD!Jacey Boggs
Jacey Stringham Boggs (Insubordiknit) says: “Her locks …You should totally race to get some, they go fast!”Jacey Boggs
Nicky Epstein says: “Your yarns are so luxurious and beautiful, if I could knit with only them, I would.”Nicky Epstein
Just got my Breed Box- well done, beautiful presentation, generous samples! I’m looking forward to learning about the breeds.Laura Spinner
Imagine the most beautiful, luxurious yarn you can think of… From one fiber fanatic to another, this yarn is what we live for!The Daily Knitter
Vogue Knitting’s Faith Hale says, “The yarn is just gorgeous…”Vogue Knitting
I'm not kidding, I get more FR from Nadia Jarreau friends and followers, she's got some mojo. I think she should bottle and sell it... I'll be the first to buy. Dang, impressive.
Epic stutter fest on this clip. Thank you for sharing it, but, if I could get a thought out, NOW that would be great.
I'm making labels for the breedboxes TONIGHT. OH MY, seriously amazing fleeces... not one of them, ALL OF THEM. If you don't get a shipping confirmation from paypal by 9:00 pm pacific, please post a comment saying so. Also, Canada buyers, you will not get a confirmation via paypal shipping.
And here is a photo of the LA Times article reprinted in the style section. Thank you Adam Tschorn... you're a great interviewer and writer.
OMG, this is so awesome. #spreecast made a clip of Kimberly K. McAlindin and my show. https://twitter.com/spreecast/status/443129814862426113
Actively looking for someone to run over me with a bus.
Leigh Dudenhoeffer of https://www.etsy.com/shop/FrozenTundraFibers rocked the Amazon reviews of Shear Madness. You did it and I didn't even know, I just went there for the link to the purchase AND got a pleasant surprise. What a great way to start the day.
Shear Madness Season 1, Ep. 1 ”Totally Flocked” Amazon Instant Video ~ Nationa... http://t.co/StK2HdnplI via @amazon
My show, "Namaste Farms Blogtalk" on "Namaste Farms" is airing 03/13/2014 on BlogTalkRadio. See the details and set a reminder at http://tobtr.com/s/6130131.
it's unreasonably hot outside, but I have to #shear anyway. I packed this mornings sales and out I go. #Shearmadness #natgeowild
Once again, my friend @charlenemudd rocked the tweeting for #shearmadness on #nategowild. I give you the biggest virtual hug.
Woman are the primary farmers of #sheep #goats. Shout out to all the hardworking women in Agriculture. #shearmadness #natgeowild
#sheep Please help me spread the word about hardworking women in agriculture. Watch my new show on Sats on #natgeowild #shearmadness
I'm so excited for episode 3 of #shearmadness on #natgeowild. It's a toss up between ep. 3 and 6 as the best episodes (from the producers).
You guys, can you please follow me @namastefarms on Twitter if you haven't already? Also, my girls @ladybirdlange and @hookedonknits could use some love too. Deeply appreciated. I'm embarrassed to Nat Geo that I don't have many.
Laura Spinner and Knottynaomi Spins were here yesterday but didn't mention I sheared Todd... and, let me tell you, it is really a beautiful fleece. It's amazing and has a nice staple, is a gorgeous lusterous silver grey and is perfect for lock spinning. It won't have to be picked you can spin it super easily raw... 36.00 lb Also white Teeswater coated, perfect structure and form, medium handle, will be simply stunning when washed. 36.00 lb please state what youre buying in the paypal message. Shipping is 6.75 for first lb, 3.00 per lb after n the US, Canada or international contact before buying. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's the link to Shear Madness for those who didn't see episode 1. It's on Amazon for purchase for very inexpensive. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IVHG9YA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&keywords=shear%20madness&qid=1394371168&sr=8-2
Live spreecast in 1/2 an hour with @hookedonknits .... #ShearMadness
I just got a new follower.. this is a slow and painful process to get past 770. #ShearMadness
Wonder is hurt... so scary for all of us and so many birds paid the price. #ShearMadness #natgeowild
Just cracked open a #beer to make tweeting easier for #shearmadness ep 2. Is someone having a beer with me?