Loudoun students will enjoy another All-Star roster of farmer trading cards this spring, thanks to a strong collaboration between Loudoun Economic Development and the Loudoun County Public Schools’ Nutrition Services office.
The award-winning initiative, now in its sixth year, has become a favorite among students and farmers alike. This year, in addition to the physical cards, students will receive video messages from each of the featured farmers, showing them an educational aspect of farming. Hear from Farmers Eden and Lincoln of Rivenwool Animal Rescue:
Farmers Eden and Lincoln, Rivenwool Animal Rescue
Years in farming: 5 years.
Grows/Produces: Wool, cashmere, alpaca fiber, and art/crafts made from natural fibers.
Why did you choose this product: We love clothes and art made from natural fibers and wanted to find a way to sell our art and crafts. In the process we rescue more animals.
What is something you’ve learned: How to give shots, medicines, test for parasites, dye fiber, and needle and wet felting.
Who taught you to farm: Our parents, Bonnie Kittrell, and our 4H leaders.
What is special about your farm: Our focus is fiber animals like cashmere goats, sheep, alpaca, and llamas, and rescuing all kinds of animals, such as, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and goats.