Dancing the Land Farm raises two beautiful types of fiber animals: Angora Goats and Icelandic Sheep.
Angora Goats are thought to be from Central Asia, and are a delightful, beautiful breed of goats who grow an inch of soft and luminous Mohair every month. We grow what are called Colored Angoras, so our herd is multi-hued and variable. Our goats are super friendly and as mischievous as goats can be.
Icelandic Sheep are an incredibly regal breed native to Iceland. They're vital and proud and very fast. They produce a double fibered fleece consisting of what is called the Tog, or the longer silky guard hairs, and the Thel, or the soft and downy undercoat.
Last fall we sent a whole bunch of beautiful Mohair from our goats and wool from our sheep off to the mill to get made into the most luxurious yarns! We have four natural colors (in other words, we actually have goats this color running around the farm!): a warm cream, charcoal, white, and silver. 100% Mohair yarn is a rare find! It's super soft, warm, and lustrous, and incredibly strong and durable. We had a fine two-ply sport weight made, and a gorgeous single ply lopi-style yarn. We also had a chunky 50/50 blend made with our mohair and our Icelandic Sheep's wool, which is a delight to work with and has a bit more loft and spring than 100% mohair yarn. We'll be selling all these fine fibers at our summer markets! If you want more info, get in touch and we'd be happy to chat fibers with you!