May 1 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Sarah Karr will be at Alpaca Meadows to shear our Angora goats, Mike, Ike, and Lola. Visitors are welcome to come watch the process, which can be a bit of a challenge due to these goats having wrinkled skin and a lot of fiber.
The Angora goat (Turkish: Ankara keçisi) is a breed of domesticated goat that is named after Ankara, Turkey, historically known as Angora. Angora goats produce the lustrous fiber known as mohair. Mohair is known as the “Diamond fiber” due to its exceptional durability and brilliant luster. Angora goats may be the most efficient fiber producers on Earth. These makers of mohair do not produce Angora hair. Only rabbits can produce Angora hair.
The Farm Store at Alpaca Meadows will be open from 12pm-4pm. Be sure to see what Mohair looks like when it’s been washed, also dyed, and used for different projects. Shop for a goat souvenir to remind you of your visit … lots of alpaca items too!