Lavender Hill Farm, proud producers of the new Navy
Bill goats. You are invited to take a cyber tour of our farm and visit
the animals that make it their home. Lavender Hill specializes in producing wonderful fleeces for the hand spinner as well
as spinning flocks and breeding stock..
are located in South Western Pennsylvania. *****
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If you are looking for a dog to call
your own please check out this website and help a needy animal
Lavender Hill is
Daylilies and Flowers
Osage Apples / Hedge Apples
Selfless Service When you serve something greater than your own needs you find
Lavender Hill Farm Links
Care and Mohair Information
Book Page Animals
Angora Goat Barn
California University of PA
Links to Spinning and Fiber
and Weaver House Cleaning Page
Equipment and Barter Page
Makers List FAQ
Weaver's Guild of America
Line Spinning and Weaving Guild
Can you make money on goats? This is a
question that I am sure all producers are frequently asked. I have
always tried to answer that question truthfully. This link will explain
the answer. This is a Boer site, but the information applies to all
While I was shearing I was thinking about how this herd came about and all
the really special goats and good things people have done for me to help me
build this herd. I want to acknowledge those people here even though most of
them are no longer part of my life as many have moved on to other pursuits.
Probably the most influential person to this herd is Sally Campbell. Because
of her generosity my herd is what it is. She shared some very special goats
while she was still breeding angoras and when she left the breed she honored
me by entrusting her herd to me so I could carry on where she left off.
The excellent Texas judges
that I have shown under have shared their knowledge and vision of the ideal
angora goat and have helped me form my own direction. I am especially
grateful to Fred Speck whose judges talk solidified in my mind what my
goals were and how to achieve them and for selling me the goats to make that
dream a reality.
Special thanks also to
Darlene Watkins for allowing me to have Tejus. He was a spectacular kid and
I will always appreciate her willingness to sell him to me. Darlene is a
wonderful person and one of the most descent, honest and generous people I
Sharon Chestnutt inspired me with her knowledge and
dedication to the color angora breed and she has helped me so much
during the years.
Diane Coon, Kathy Barger
Harbert, and Phil Sponenburg and I'm sure there were a few others, helped me
understand the workings of color genetics and for that I am grateful.
Thank you to Maggie Alexander for selling to me what would become my
favorite doe and a pivotal goat in my herd and for just being a sweet
Thank you also to Chata Clayton for selling me so many
nice animals and for being so informative and darn right fun.
Thank you to every person who has ever entrusted one of
their animals to my care. I have appreciated every one of them!
Thank you to Sharon Chestnutt and Sara Bewley for my inspector training.
Thank you to Tracy Ross for the lovely goats and also for the informative
discussions we had so many times.
Lastly, but certainly not the least, thank you goes out
to Mindi Harden for mentoring me in the beginning, for selling me the very
first angora goat and for being so generous and so helpful and for giving
so much of herself to help a beginner get a start in farming.
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