Lill Roberts and Roger Sawley have a beautiful property in South Gippsland, Victoria where they breed, among other animals, Heritage Angora Goats. When our Mary and Martha’s Group was invited to visit we eagerly grabbed our cameras, coats and farm boots and made tracks through the rolling hills to Della Downs. I was so thrilled to be able to ‘meet’ two of the Angoras and though I didn’t have any treats to give them they were inquisitive and friendly. They are easy to fall in love with and a lot of fun to boot. All in all a wonderful time watching Lill give demonstrations of washing, dyeing, carding and spinning then winding the finished product into balls of mohair. I couldn’t resist acquiring some of the yarn; it is so soft and fluffy and knits up beautifully. You can find out more about Lill and Roger’s industry at: delladownsangoras.com.au
Now we are all off to the farmhouse for a sumptuous country afternoon tea. Thanks Lill, what a great day we had.