Thursday, July 31, 2014

Registered Pygora Buck and Companion For Sale

I have had some health issues which make it difficult to take good care of my livestock.  At this point they and I will benefit by finding a new home for them.  These are fiber goats; that means that even if you have no interest in using their fiber they will need to be shorn occasionally.  There are lots of other reasons to love these goats: their beauty, their entertainment value,  their manageable size, and their skill at keeping vegetation at bay. These goats love to munch on multiflora rose, bittersweet, poison ivy, and knotweed (bamboo).  Please note that the goats were shorn in June so their fleeces in the photos below are just beginning to have length and will be far more beautiful in a couple of months. 
Most of the goats have sold; my registered buck, Peppercorn and his pal are still available.

Here are the individuals:

Hawks Mountain Ranch Peppercorn  SOLD
Buck, Registration # 10-24M
Born 3/30/10
Color: Brown Agouti
Fleece: light brown B

Peppercorn has been a great buck.  He has a lovely fleece which he of course passes on to his offspring.  He is friendly and shows no agression whatsoever.  He's been a very easy buck to manage.

A Very Nice Boy
High % Boer Goat Wether
Born 2006

Somehow I never came up with a name that stuck for this guy.  He is Peppercorn's companion and is a very sweet guy.  He will not be sold before the others.

Sojourner Design 02  SOLD
Born 5/27/14
Fleece: Probably Brown B

Sire: Peppercorn
Dam: Lily

Hawks Mountain Ranch Lily  SOLD
Doe, Registration # 10-82F
Born 3/26/10
Color: Light Grey Agouti
Fleece: White B

Lily has the finest fleece of my does.  Yes, that's her chowing down happily on some Japanese knotweed!  She is a good mother and an easy-keeping goat.  She singled her first year and twinned her second and third years.

Sojourner Design 01 SOLD
Born 5/27/14
Color: Probably White
Fleece: Probably White B

This little girl is looking like she will be a beautiful doe with white ringlets.

Hawks Mountain Ranch Diane's Tina  SOLD
Doe, Registration # 10-81F
Born 3/25/14
Color: Light Grey Agouti
Fleece: Light Caramel A

Tina is the friendliest of the does.  When in full fleece she has lovely light grey ringlets; her fiber is ideal for dolls hair and beards embellishments in felt-making.  Tina singled her first year and twinned her second and third years.

Hawks Mountain Ranch Diane's Tulip SOLD
Doe, Registration # 10-83F
Born 4/13/10
Color: Light Grey Agouti
Fleece: Light Caramel A

Tulip singled her first year, twinned her second year and was not bred this year.  Again, helping keep the knotweed under control.

I would like to sell this herd together as a breeding herd.  Here are some alternatives:

The herd could be split into two smaller breeding herds with the buckling sold along with some non-related does.

I believe that the prices listed are fair but would listen to serious offers.

One or both bucks could be castrated at buyer's expense.

Please contact me here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Throw from Local Wool for a Holiday Gift

Baaay State Blanket for sale
I'll mail it to your gift recipient!
The perfect gift; who doesn't need another throw to toss over a chair or to add a little more warmth on the bed on a cold winter night.  And the wool that was used to fashion these throws was shorn from Massachusetts sheep, including my own.  The wool was spun into yarn in a mill in central Massachusetts and woven in this state too.
An easy solution for gift giving

These throws are 60" by 45", have rounded corners and neat edges finished with a blanket stitch of the same wool.  They are brushed to raise a nice soft nap.  I've participated in similar blanket projects in the past; the design, softness and quality of this throw is by far my favorite.

All natural colors
You may pick up your throw by arrangement at my home in Florence; the price is $80.00 plus tax.  But here's the exciting part: for an additional $15.00 I will package and ship the throw anywhere in the United States... and your gift dilemma for that special someone will be solved.  If mailed to a location within Massachusetts, sales tax will apply.

All that blur in the foreground is soft nap!

If these prices are a little out of your budget I also have scarves, 60" long and 11" wide, woven from the same yarns in the same pattern and edge finished with a blanket stitch.  Just my opinion, but I think these are most suitable for men.  I like my scarves to be long and drapy so I can wrap them around my neck a few times in big lazy loops.  These scarves are more suitable for crossing once under a coat.  They'll do a great job of keeping a man's neck and chest warm.  Again, just my opinion!  These scarves are priced at $15.00 at my home in Florence, and if you'd like me to mail one for you the total is $25.00.

I've made it easy for you!
Finally, you can use your credit card to purchase your throw or scarf!

Please email me if you would like to order a throw or scarf.  Remove the space after the @ when you paste my address in to your message, and put Gift Order in your subject line.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pygora Kids and Grass

The grazing season is in full swing and the kids are enjoying it immensely!  My buck and wether have surprised me this season by keeping the stinging nettles to which they have access trimmed down.  This is a first and I wish all my critters did that!

Tina's kids

Tulip's kids

The four bucklings are now four wethers (they are neutered); the sites where they had been disbudded (horn buds removed) have healed over nicely.

I have updated the Pygora page a little, including pricing.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pygora Kids Update

Lots of information about the kids and their parents has been added to the Pygora Goats for Sale Page.  There's still more to add: I want to say more about my herd in general, and to add helpful information about Pygora fiber and what the individual micron counts mean.

I always miss the best photo opportunities, but here's a keeper from this morning:

Kids and Tina 04-10-13

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pygora Babies

The babies started arriving 22 March.  Tina had a set of twins on that day, and Tulip delivered 23 March.  I had planned for kids to arrive late April/early May but my buck had different plans and his persistence paid off!  So far, it's all boys!  They have been disbudded already; neutering will be postponed.

Tina's Kids

It's likely that any kids that Lily produces will arrive on my schedule: late April/early May.  More details will appear on the Pygora Goats for Sale Page.

Tulip and Kids

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Baaay State Blankets

I am a participating shepherd in the Baaay State Blanket program this year, offering lovely throws as well as scarves.  I've dedicated a full page about this here.  Holidays, weddings, birthdays... these make wonderful locally-produced gifts.  So lovely... can't wait to have mine!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Another Pygora Baby Video

I brought my iPad with me when I made my first visit of the day to the mamas and babies.  Enjoy it!