Meet Our Fiber Producers
Laughing Crow & Company is a flower and fiber farm.
In other words, we're yarn farmers, too.
Our fiber team consists of a joyful herd of colored Angora goats which produce "mohair." Angora goats are shorn twice a year making them the most efficient fiber producing animals in the world. They are never in distress or pain when they are shorn. In fact, animals that are raised for their coats (wool, mohair, cashmere, Angora, etc) need to be shorn regularly in order to lead a healthy and happy life. All of our fleeces are sheared, skirted, and shipped from our fiber farm in the Northern California foothills.
We feel that it's important that you know that our fiber animals are part of our family and live out their lives here at Laughing Crow & Company. All of our animals are raised with love, kindness, and respect that they deserve.
Rocky (sometimes referred to as Yakkity Yak) is a black/silver colored Angora goat. He's our herd sire and our pride & joy. People often mistake him for a human child the way we go on and on about his good looks. Can you really blame us?
Sometimes we get to hand feed kids (nobody complains :D ). These are special times and an experience that's never taken for granted. There are various reasons this may happen and we try to accommodate their goatie needs the best way that we can. Hand-raised kids are given bottles for 5 months. This is almost as long as their own mothers would naturally be let them nurse.
Some bottle kids can be fed by us and then spend the rest of the time with their mothers. Others are basically orphaned and spend all of their time with their people-herd. We always prefer that even if they are orphaned that they have a buddy or two to grow up with. Goats are prey animals that instinctively find safety living in a herd, plus it makes for an easier adjustment when they are ready to live with the other goats.