The Youth Now Farm is set to welcome some new guests: pygora goats!
Elmlea Farm in Havelock, Ontario is closing shop as its owners, Lee Resmer and Elmer Buchanan, get set for retirement. Elmlea is home to alpacas, goats, llamas... and pygora goats. Lee and Elmer reached out to Youth Now Farm to see if we would be interested in providing a new home for these cute little fibre-producing animals, and we accepted!
Pygora goats are a specialty goat with multiple uses. Pygora goats are growing in popularity for their unique fiber and friendly disposition. They are great for the small farm. They are great with kids, produce wonderful hand spinning fiber, and are wonderful brush eaters. They are fun loving and always curious.
They originate from the crossing of a registered NPGA (National Pygmy Goat Association) Pygmy goat and a registered AAGBA (American Angora Goat Breeders Association) White Angora goat. The Angora goat brings in the white mohair fiber and the Pygmy brings in the color and Cashmere type fiber. An interesting thing to note is that all colors seen on the Pygora goats are derived from the Pygmy goat!
Come visit us soon to see the goats, new piglets, and soon, turkeys!
On May 20 and May 27, we're looking for volunteers to come too the farm and help us clean up winter's mess and start preparing for the growing season. There's lots to do: general cleanup, building turkey pens, getting the market garden prepped for planting, and on and on. If this sounds like your thing, please let us know!
We will be serving refreshments and providing a tour of the farm property for anyone interested. Kids are welcome!