About us :
Olivier et Marielle CHAUTARD , are in their 30/40's and live on a farm in the foothills of the Pyrenees (Ariège) in the heart of Cathare country.
The best decision we ever made was to take on the family farm.
On our farm, we breed primarily sheep and angora goats.
We live each day in complete happiness knowing how lucky we are to live within the framework of nature: the seasons, the sun, the rain, the snows (There's always a reason for farmers to talk about the weather!)
Above all else, our trade is a passion. Olivier is a true breeder at heart, recognizing all his animals, attentive to the least sign indicating that a goat is ready for lambing or is sick... this often requires much patience and effort.
Marielle, is passionate about the creation and manufacture of the sweaters, jackets, coats...
But what does this particular breeding consist of?
We have about fifty angora goats whose principal function is to produce mohair.
Twice a year we shear them because their hair grows very quickly and each adult goat produces 3 to 4 kg of mohair. The fleece is sorted and classified in various categories of smoothness, length, cleanliness...
The mohair is then entrusted to the best home-workers to be transformed into various yarns for weaving or knitting.
Lambing occurs in spring... if we are in April , look at this month on the farm.
The goats are greedy and appreciate good hay, corn with a small point and some brambles (but not too many). They love tender grass, and sometimes our neighbour's is irresistible! They really have character.