Goats, and Alpacas, and Sheep! Oh My!

The Kid’N Ewe Fiber Festival took place at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne, Texas. The 23rd annual festival provided “quality supplies and equipment to crafts people, and share[d] knowledge about fiber producing plants and animals.” Source: 2011 Festival Guide. Highlights included: the animals, natural fibers, spinning and weaving tools and classes, dyeing techniques, and the resulting yarn. Here is a peek into the weekend festivities.

Texas-raised kid mohair goat. Playful toddler with soft, curly locks that are sheared twice a year. He kept butting his head against my legs and would not stand still! Cute little guy.
Kid'N Ewe Fiber Festival 2011
Alpacas in three shades of color.
Kid'N Ewe Fiber Festival 2011
Contestant in the South Central Llama Association (SCLA) Youth Show.
The competition.
Kid'N Ewe Fiber Festival 2011
Partially sheared but still displaying long locks.
Kid'N Ewe Fiber Festival 2011
Best in Show.

The 2011 festival was sponsored by the South Central Llama Association, the State of Texas Alpaca Ranchers, and the Texas Cashmere Association. You can read about the festival’s history here.

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