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As in impish little kids
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These are Pogo’s mohair goat kids, at Friend’s Folly Farm. Yes, yes, I had to return the wheel. So sad! But I got to spend some time gabbing and hanging around watching the kids. They are absolutely hilarious.

I suggested that Pogo start a goat kid therapy group where folks could just come and look at the kids and their antics. It was good for the soul. Kind of like hanging out with puppies. The kids didn’t want much to do with strangers approaching them (a good lesson for human kids too!), but after a bit, they’d get curious and come over to explore. Which they do with their mouths!

this little guy was especially taken with my friend’s coat!

My friend is not a knitter (gasp!) nor a spinner nor a blogger, but she loves animals and is a total suckup for tactile things like squishy fiber. We got to visit Katie in the mill, and my friend purchased some yarn so I can make her some Maine Morning Mitts.

In the mill….
Pogo says this machine is called ‘Charlotte’

I pointed out to my buddy how the fiber looks all webbed just before it comes out of the machine as roving… which is when we learned the machine has a name, based on that web! Can you see the fiber? It’s in the lower left corner. Usually I am not a big fan of blue, but this is a very happy blue. And wonderfully squishy.

10 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Sue said,

    May 7, 2008 @ 9:06 am

    Lisa that’s AWESOME!! I love that the machine’s name is Charlotte – and I agree that the blue is positively radiant :)

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    Chris said,

    May 7, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    Ok, the kid nibbling on the coat is TOO CUTE! *thud*

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    molly bee said,

    May 7, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

    That is so weird that you have pictures of mohair goats today. Our US sales people are all in Wisconsin for a week long meeting and one of the girls brought me three bags of mohair goat wool from her hobby farm. She hasn’t shorn them in over a year though and the fiber is so long and matted that it’s no longer any good for spinning. Would make great felt though. Two bags of cream color and another of grey. Small world!

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    Tanya said,

    May 8, 2008 @ 9:43 am

    Sounds like a near perfect day to me!

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    kmkat said,

    May 8, 2008 @ 11:52 am

    I think that giving the kids a step of stairs on which to frolic is genius.

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    Lucia said,

    May 8, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

    Inspired I! I do believe I have met Pogo. Goats: so cute!

    (I’ve read that the two domesticated animals that go feral the fastest when left to their own devices are goats and cats. Do you think it says something about me that I like both?)

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    Julie said,

    May 8, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

    Cute Kids!

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    b said,

    May 8, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

    Ooh they’re so cute!

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    Debby said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    Those goats are too cute. I always say, when our cats’ vet bills are bad, that it’s still cheaper than therapy, and there’s no medication with side effects. :)

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    Wool before it becomes roving is known as “web” who knew? Charlotte is a *very* appropriate name, then –

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