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!
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.
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.