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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Just got my Breed Box- well done, beautiful presentation, generous samples! I’m looking forward to learning about the breeds.Laura Spinner
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Drawing, 1/2 lb of coated Wensleydale to one randomly chosen winner. Could you please "like" my friends page. Just put your name here that you did it. http://www.facebook.com/HamptonArtisticYarns
We will pick a winner by tomorrow. Thanks you guys. I love Deb and she is a constant supporter of Namaste Farms.
I actually spit on my screen when I watched this. It is only a few seconds... do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPIf_WdXsF0
I have work to do but am getting sidetracked. It is all Lace's fault... lol, she made me love Border Collies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii1WnS_qa7g
I was looking for a leg cleek to hook my lambs and someone in Wales uses this: It is a Carp. Pretty smart.
Making yarn. This is one Knottynaomi Spins loved... it is selectively auto wrapped with copper thread.
I was messing around and asked an online psychic this, "Does Scrappy really love me?" This is the answer;
"Without a doubt. What you want to happen is about to happen! Get ready for your dreams to come true!"
I guess this means I'm marrying my dog.
I have breedboxes available from all months including January. I just found a stash of ones I didn't know I had. If you want any, please go to http://namastefarms.com/breed-all-about-it/
Need my shepherd friends help... doe with blue bag, removed the udder, looks super good, have a problem with maggots. Gave her a shot of dectomax thinking that could help, and we fly spray every single day. I don't want to pack it and cover it because it is healing super well... ideas? We are talking about a wound the size of my entire palm... tissue is all healthy and beautiful.
Here is one of the long coated fleeces (about 7 inches) in our May breedboxes. There are more boxes available and can be purchased at http://www.namastefarms.com breedboxes link. They are going out tomorrow and everyone who purchased should have received a notification of shipping except Canadian purchasers. If you didn't please let me know.
Here is your name sake, "Kimberly the Bottle Fed Goat." Remember, she was raised inside with our dogs and thinks Lace is playing with her, not herding her. She cracks me up.
Lace realized that biting his head was dangerous and now, takes ahold of his shoulder when he tries to hit her. That's a mouthful of mohair she has. Of course, photo by Knottynaomi Spins!
Scrappy holding the flock. He is so good... (what you can't see is Lace is actually doing the work, she's just not in the picture.) Awesome photography from Knottynaomi Spins.
This is one of my favorite pictures ever... Knottynaomi Spins does it again. I work Scrappy everyday now and he loves it. Both are powered by OH Kruse Show Feeds.
Knottynaomi Spins is here today and we were working. Scrappy jumped up to give River a kiss.
This is one of the most honest interviews i've read. I wondered why Cesar is no longer filming "Dog Whisperer." I do believe in Cesar's methods based on my experience with my flight animals (and my predatory ones). Further, Cesar airs on the same network my show will be on... please have respect, and even if you don't agree with his methods, I would appreciate you not commenting negatively. I am trying to share with you an honest and very heartfelt interview by a man who's had positive impact on my life. http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/rescuing-dog-whisperer-cesar-millan-20130207
Dyed fiber 95% yearling mohair, 5% lamb Teeswater; locks. 25.00 per half lb and 3.50 shipping... email@example.com Paypal
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There is still some of this available. It has an amazing staple, can be tailspun, and washes up with a gorgeous handle. Beautiful variation in color.
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This is still available. Manuela Brice liked it. It has an amazing handle.
Please help my friend Michelle Boyd with this worthy project. I just donated.
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Laura is one of my all time favorite spinners. I used to say that Janice Rosema had an amazing ability to put the perfect amount of twist on her lock spinning. Laura Spinner has this same ability.