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 spring 2021, and two does in summer 2021. Our first kidding occurred in spring 2022 and we welcomed three beautiful kids: two bucklings and one doeling. These kids have wonderful new homes and we look forward to watching them grow. 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 as of December 2021, we are certified USDA Organic. We rotate our garden plots every four years, use cover crops to improve our soil, and dry our own seed stock or purchase 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 organically 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!