wool

runningtrailsFebruary 28, 2009

How many of you have sheep or goats for the wool and card, spin and knit it yourselves?

I want to do this, especially the spinning part.

If I do get milk goats, mine will also produce cashmere. ALthough I do love the wool on these sheep but don't know how much milk they produce:

Here is a link that might be useful: Cotswold Sheep

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oberhasli1

As far as I know cashmere goats are not big milk producers, they are raised mostly for their fiber. Dairy goats, i.e. saanen's,oberhasli's, nubians, etc., all have some cashmere as their inner fur, but not enough to use for spinning.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 1:31PM
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runningtrails

That's not fair! I want milk AND cashmere! I'll have to get two different kinds of goats, sheep with lots of milk or a sheep and goat combination - Special long haired, coloured wool sheep.

Still researching this one. Not for this year.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 6:13AM
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mxbarbie(pnw BC 5)

Don't goats like company? Maybe you could get a cashmere goat to keep your dairy goat company. : )

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 2:30PM
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runningtrails

I could do that! I could get a couple of dairy goats for milk, a few other goats for cashmere an a few sheep for wool. What's a few more critters, more or less? They're no trouble, if you're not milking them.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 3:24PM
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runningtrails

Kids and lambs are good for meat too.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 5:42AM
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