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Raising animals for fiber : producing wool from sheep, goats, alpacas, and rabbits in your backyard

Author: Chris McLaughlin
Publisher: Mount Joy, Pennsylvania : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [First edition]View all editions and formats
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Get a feel for fiber farming! Welcome to a "wool" new world! The perfect starting point, this book focuses on four different fiber animal species to tackle all of your questions and curiosities. Understand the basics of keeping livestock for fiber, then progress into detailed information on raising sheep, Angora goats, alpacas, and Angora rabbits to discover which could be the best fit for you. Learn tips for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris McLaughlin
ISBN: 1620083248 9781620083246
OCLC Number: 1108554256
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations, 26 cm
Contents: Contents : 1. The basics of keeping livestock for fiber --
2. Sheep --
3. Angora goats --
4. Alpacas --
5. Angora rabbits --
6. Congratulations, you're a fiber farmer!
Responsibility: Chris McLaughlin.

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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,  Read more...

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While food makes urban agriculture headlines, fiber is another commodity city farmers can produce. Rabbits, goats, sheep and alpacas can be sheared and their wool used for felting, making yarn, and Read more...

 
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