2009 Farm Tour

2009 Farm Tour

At the September 15, 2009 Commissioners' Workshop, Jeanne Noble, second from right, provided Commissioners Christian Leinbach, Mark Scott, and Kevin Barnhardt with an informative presentation about the fiber industry on her small farm, located near Wernersville, which raises alpacas, originally imported from South America. Jeanne shears the animals every year and tranforms their fleeces into yarn that can be used to make hats (as modeled by Commissioner Barnhardt), afghans, and other items. The fiber from an alpaca does not have lanolin and is softer than wool from sheep.

2009 Farm Tour