Raising farm animals suitable for the small homestead in Western North Carolina
I have been raising llamas, sheep and chickens since 2001. The sheep I raise are dual purpose (fiber and meat) and on the the Livestock Conservancy list. My primary sheep breed is the Jacob sheep. My llamas are mostly for fun and fiber. I do not currently breed llamas. Llamas are good grazers and browsers, highly intelligent and trainable. I raise laying chickens traditionally found on old farms that are known to be hardy and good foragers.
I have a very small herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats
and nigerian crosses (Lamancha, Oberhasli, French
alpine) for pets and milk. a limited number of kids are
for sale in the spring.
I am constantly learning about these animals and
would love to help you learn also. Find the farm on
Facebook at Hobbyknob farm for current photos and
wool sheep, nigerian dwarf dairy goats,fleeces,roving,handspun yarns,eggs
We are located near Weaverville a fun little town just north of Asheville.
My yarn can be found at Asheville NC Homecrafts in the Grove Arcade and Purl's Yarn Emporium in Asheville. Fleeces available after late spring shearing either at the farm or at SAFF in October. Please call or email