Welcome to the Fancy Fibers Farm where we raise Angora goats, Shetland sheep, and the rare and beautiful Suri alpacas in order to harvest their soft and luscious fibers. That fiber is then washed, blended, carded, and dyed (sometimes) and sold to hand spinners across the United States through the Fancy Fibers retail store. Hand spinners who purchase our fiber can feel certain that the animals from whom the fiber was harvest were not mistreated in any way. In fact, a good many of our critters are friendly enough to pet!
In addition to the fiber animals, we also have a noisy group of ducks that waddle around the barnyard, swim in our pond, and occasionally produce rich creamy duck eggs; a group of chickens that keep us on our toes by laying their green and brown and pink eggs in the most unusual places; and a group of five Great Pyrenees and Anatolian livestock guard dogs (LGD’s) who keep all the animals safe.
Our most famous (infamous?) guard dog is Lucy who appeared on television nationwide after she “adopted” Saffron, a 3-day old lamb that had been rejected by its mama. You can see Lucy’s first interaction with Saffron in this You Tube video, and see the news story and video that ran on NBC and its affiliates here.
As family farmers, we are committed to providing our animals with not only the food and shelter that they need, but also our love and tender care. We know that there are others who would enjoy being personally involved with a farm, but don’t have one of their own. We invite you to visit our Farm, meet the animals, scritch their necks, feed them treats, and fall in love.
Let us be a part of your fiber arts life while you enjoy the life of our Farm.
~Ken & Mary Berry