Well this was certainly enough to make me smile! A blue ribbon at the Maine Fiber Frolic with my hand-spun mohair.... UMA! I am so pleased. Now I anxiously await Uma's first kid to be born.
One Angora goat is just not enough when you clip only twice a year. At least two goats will supply me with a bit more to spin and blend. Of course kid mohair is the finest and usually adult mohair becomes coarser. Uma however has stayed quite soft. It is a balance of grain, minerals and good hay that contribute to the fiber...you are what you eat after all! :)