September 2, 2010

CONTEST WINNERS

Shy ATTACUS is finally warming up to the camera.

KEGO tries out a delicacy - CanadaThistle!

Like most goats MORI loves to climb and the old post pile is ideal.

The winner of the name descriptions is Gypsy Spinner  - Congratulations Jody! I'll be sending you an issue of Wild Fibers which has a great article on Cashmere goats and some other goodies. And because everyone did their homework and the answers were so good, I drew for two runners up, who are Eternal Arts & Crafts and Chronicles of a Lazy Knitter Congratulations to you both!

Thanks to everyone who commented and participated! And know here is the "text book answers" that Master Spinners Level 3 has in its material:
MORI: Cultivated silk is from the Bombyx Mori moth, and represents 90% of the silk on the market. Sometimes called Mulberry silk because the larvae feed exclusively on the leaves of Mulberry trees. 
KEGO: The Bombyx Mori hatchlings are called kego in Japanese, which translates into "hairy babies". Over the next 30 days they will eat 24 hours a day. When fully grown they spin their cocoons.
ATTACUS:  Attacus is a genus classification of several types of wild silk moths. Example: Attacus Ricini is from India and Nepal and eats the Castor Oil plant. Attacus Cynthia from China eats Chinese Sumach. Attucuss Walkeri is raised in North America and is not a finicky eater. It consumes Chinese Sumach, Wild Cherry, Sycamore, Lilac and other tree leaves.


3 comments:

Jody said...

Thank you Val!
You have all the colours covered with those new goaties. Beautiful cashmere..yum.
I luv that Wild Fibers magazine!

Walden said...

Thank you! Congrats to Gypsy Spinner and Chronicles of a Lazy Knitter!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

They are so adorable! I will have to make a visit to your farm. Congrats to the winners.