Mohair - Shearing Day on the Farm
Here we are, taking a break.
'Head Goatkeeper' James Welburn
in the hat, and Shearer Andrew
Leng two of Yorkshire's Finest.
Andrew clips the goats twice a
year usually in May and October when
their ringlets have grown six
James Welburn is a dab hand at
pedicures. A job, he says, not
to be sniffed at. The goats love
the excitement and once rid of
their fleeces run out of the
barn skipping and jumping. Us
workers race indoors for a slap
Angora goats are naughty and
hard work but they let me into a
secret: their ringlets, which we
call 'Mohair', make the best
me, living in bracing North
Yorkshire, they are now my most
essential bit of kit.