Raising Animals for Fiber
Producing Wool from Sheep, Goats, Alpacas, and Rabbits in Your Backyard
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Fiber farmer Chris McLaughlin offers a comprehensive guide to raising sheep, goats, angora rabbits, and alpacas for wool. With practical information on breeds, housing, feed, breeding, heath care, shearing, and more, Chris helps the reader to decide which species will best serve their lifestyle criteria and needs.
Raising backyard fiber animals is rising in popularity, as more and more people seek traditional textiles for yarn-focused crafts like knitting, crocheting, and weaving, as well as spinning, embroidery, needlepoint, needle felting, wet felting, and fiber dying. This book is an essential reference for hobby farmers and anyone who is considering their own production of animal fibers and how to house, groom, feed, shear, breed, and care for four main fiber animals: sheep, goats, angora rabbits, and alpacas. Author and fiber farmer Chris McLaughlin offers her expert insight and practical information for the aspiring beginner to help you to decide which species will best serve your own lifestyle criteria and needs.
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