Here at Goats & Cloves we breed Pygora (Pygmy Angora) goats and grow culinary hardneck garlic on our farm in Boone County, Kentucky.
Our farm began in 2018 when we brought home our first goats, Fred and George Weasley. We fell in love with the Pygora breed and quickly invested in three does in 2020, a buck in 2021, and are (not so) patiently awaiting the arrival of two 2021 doelings. We shear the goats at least twice a year and separate the softest fleece by hand. That fleece is sent to a mill where it is spun into super soft yarn. While Pygora yarn doesn’t have the memory or spring that wool has when knitting, it’s a lightweight fiber that provides warmth similar to cashmere.
Our garlic is culinary quality and we are currently transitioning our land to comply with USDA Organic regulations with the intent of becoming certified Organic by 2023. We rotate our pastures every four years, use cover crops to improve our soil, and dry our own seed stock purchased from US Organic growers. We're continually improving our processes here and hope to share how we operate with others who are interested in growing as well.
At Goats & Cloves we feel incredibly lucky that we get to do what we love. We’d love for you to take part in the Goats & Cloves experience. For more information, get in touch!