Mountain Pride Farm began in 1985 as a small 6 acre farm in upper Bucks County,
PA. I had a few grade goats and sheep. After several years, I began developing specific goals for my breeding program, and began showing and breeding. Eventually, my goat herd grew to
approximately 20 NPGA registered goats.
It was around nine years ago when I purchased my first llama; he was to be a guard
for the goat herd. He has since proven himself and takes his job very seriously. It was also around this time that someone gave me my first angora goat. This is where my interest in
fiber began. I started the llama herd and began breeding angora goats. Three years ago Greg and I bought an old 36 acre farm that we spent 2 years restoring. Just last year we moved all
the critters and ourselves over. It is such a beautiful peaceful place to enjoy our animals. I learned to spin around 4 years ago, and I have been spinning blends of mohair, llama and sheep
wool in lovely natural colors. It is so rewarding to raise the animals and harvest the wool for spinning.
We also enjoy educating the public about our animals by participating in 4H,
showing, and just doing fun things. In this way we can do what we really enjoy, which is spending time with our animals and sharing them with others.
We are really excited about Bucks County Magazine coming out to the farm this fall
to do a story about the restoration and our animals for the fall 2002 issue.
Please check out The Goat Magazine (Aug 2000 issue) for an article about our angora
goats. This magazine is a wonderful goat resource. (www.goatmagazine.com)