Silver Moon Ranch joins FENCE Holiday Barn Tour November 28

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Green Creeks Silver Moon Ranch will join this years FENCE Holiday Barn Tour on November 28, presented by Morton Buildings and Equine Sponsor, Carolina Storage Solutions.

Libby Lace who purchased the farm five years ago has modified the property into a working Angora goat ranch and vineyard.&bsp; The four-stall horse barn has been altered into a goat barn with multiple stalls instead of the former horse stalls.

One stall is used currently for the new arrivals and an in-house medical area. The former wash rack is now used for storage. It will house displays throughout November 28 to show the process from goats fleece (mohair) to yarn.

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A single goat produces between five and eight kilograms of hair per year. Angoras are sheared twice a year, unlike sheep which are sheared only once. The goats at Silver Moon Ranch were sheared in October.

They will be dressed in coats to keep the fleece clean and perfect quality. Silver Moon Ranch is also home to laying hens and two Great Pyrenees (Charlie and Isabel) who live with and protect the goats.

Other barns on this years self-guided tour include Green Creek Miniature Farm, Freer Farm, and Follow Your Bliss Farm, all in Green Creek; Bickford Farm, in Campobello; Morning Meadow and Barking Fox Farm in Landrum.

Activities along the tour will include a miniature horse carriage driving exhibition at Green Creek Miniature Farm, an equine wellness presentation by Dr. Bibi Freer at her Freer Farm, and lunch at Motlow Creek Gardens, the midway point of the tour.

Proceeds from the 2009 Holiday Barn Tour will benefit FENCEs nature education and outdoor recreation programs.

Tickets may be ordered by calling 828-859-9021; by visiting; or at nearby locations including The Book Shelf and Down To Earth Garden Center in Tryon; Cottage Books, The Farm House and The Hay Rack, all in Landrum; and in Saluda at the Purple Onion.