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Piedmont Farm Tour... Avillion Farm 2016

We left the buffalo farm and headed to the next one on our list, Avillion Farm.  Here is the short description they give on Facebook..
"A small farm in rural northern Orange County, NC, Avillion raises Shetland and Jacob sheep, angora goats (colored, white) and angora rabbits (Germans, German crossbreds, French)."
Our visit in photos with a few sheep facts I found on PBS...

Texas, Wyoming and California are the U.S. states with the highest number of sheep. 

Bits of sheep can also be found in tennis rackets (strings made of sheep guts), candles and soap (tallow rendered from sheep fat) and most cosmetics and skincare products 
(lanolin, an emollient found in sheep’s wool).

 Biggest dog ever and one of the friendliest:-)
 He was taller then me but that is not saying a lot:-)

Sheep and goats may look similar, but they’re different species. Sheep have 54 chromosomes, while goats have 60 chromosomes.

 When I saw this Mom and baby I thought of being protected under the shadow of God's wing
Get out and explore.  I suggest you visit a farm!


  1. Great pictures. I didn't know you could visit farms you find on-line. Also didn't know there were such things as Angora goats. Makes me want to homestead!

    1. Hi, They have farm tours in NC a couple of times a year. you have to pay a fee and then you have a weekend to visit as many farms as you can. So you can see as few or many as you like. It is fun:-)

  2. How much fun! This looks like a great experience!

    1. always a fun time. They are having the tour again this weekend but I won't be able to attend. Maybe next year. Thanks for stopping by:-)

  3. What a fun and creative way to spend the weekend! My husband would be allll over something like this - I'll have to look some up in my area!

    - Kaitlin

    1. Hey Kaitlin, I hope you find a farm event in your area. They are fun and informative. I love the ones with goats, they are so cute:-)

  4. My kids would have loved this! How fun!!!

    1. Hi Ruthie, If they have an open farm event in your area you should check it out. I always review the list before I go to decide which one to visit. Take Care:-)


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