An Angora and Nubian Goat Paradise
Nestled in the fruit orchards of South Glastonbury, Connecticut is a wonderful goat haven where the Preli family breeds and raises registered Angora Goats and Nubian Goats.
These goats provide the essential materials for the wonderful products sold from Wind-gait Farm.
About Our Goats
The Angoras produce fine Mohair fibers, admired and desired the world over. Mohair is prized for its luster, softness and strength. It is stronger and warmer than wool and is not subject to shrinking or wrinkling. Using these fibers, we produce some of the finest yarns and rovings available, perfect for spinning, weaving, knitting or other projects.
The Nubians produce smooth, creamy milk, with a high butter fat content. It is one of the finest moisturizers with its legendary benefits having been recognized for centuries as a beauty aide. We produce several different scented bars, all with approximately 30% Goat Milk and only the finest, high quality ingredients using our farm raised Nubian milk.
We shear our Angora Goats twice a year. The kids produce the finest fiber, called Super Fine Kid. Mohair is famous for its strength, durability and luster. It is stronger and warmer than wool and is not subject to shrinking or wrinkling. Mohair is also fire resistant.
Mohair has several unique properties that are not found in any other animal fiber:
- Strength - mohair is stronger than steel of the same diameter.
- Durability - Mohair can be twisted and bent without damage to the fiber; it is the most durable animal fiber.
- Comfort - The smooth fibers of mohair do not irritate the skin, even for people who are sensitive to wool.
- Luster - One of Mohair's important qualities is its ability to take dye and display brilliant colors that resist fading by time or hard wear.
- Insulating Capacity - Mohair hollow fibers do not conduct heat; like wool, Mohair provides good insulation, even when wet.
- Lightweight - Mohair's smooth fibers can be made into fabrics that have a cooling effect; it is ideal for summer garments.
- Elasticity - Mohair is very elastic; it can be stretched up to 30%, and will spring back to shape; Mohair garments resist wrinkling, stretching, or sagging.
- Moisture Transfer - Mohair easily absorbs and releases moisture, moving perspiration away from the skin; it is comfortable to wear in cold or hot weather.
- Shrink Resistance - Because its smooth fibers do not felt, Mohair fibers shrink less than wool.
- Non-Flammability - Mohair will not burn unless it is exposed to a direct flame.
About Goat Milk Soaps
Indulge yourself in the spa-like luxury of Goat Milk soap, one of the finest moisturizers producing smooth, glowing skin. Its legendary benefits have been recognized for centuries as beauty aides. Our soap is handmade by family in small batches at our neighboring farm with the help of Hollyhock and Lilac, our Nubian Dairy goats.
Only the finest, highest quality ingredients are used to make our Goat Milk Soap. All of our scented bars include approximately 30% Goat Milk. Our Goat Milk soaps are blended with 100% olive, coconut and palm oils. Cocoa and/or Shea butters are added for a smoother, more moisturizing bar. We use only 100% aroma therapeutic essential oils only- never any synthetic oils.
Our soap is hand-crafted by family in small batches. All bars are approximately 4.5 oz and may vary in appearance.
Goat Milk Contains Many Great Properties Including :
- Essential Proteins, Amino Acids, & Vitamins A, B6, B12 & E , all of which help nourish the skin and help seal in moisture.
- Beta-Casein which is easily absorbed, allowing for quick hydration of dry skin.
- Triglycerides, Capric, Caprylic, Caproic Acids helps maintain and balance the skin's ph which helps to protect the skin from harmful bacteria and chemicals. It also promotes natural exfoliation, soothes and softens the skin.
- Lactic Acid helps make Goat Milk soap a very gentle cleanser, tolerated by even very sensitive skin.
Goat Milk soap has proven beneficial for people with acne, eczema and psoriasis!
All of our soaps are blended with 100% olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and cocoa and/or shea butters for smooth moisturizing results. Be assured that the amazing benefits of 100% raw Goat Milk gives each bar a spa-like quality.
Goats for Sale
We breed pure white Registered Angora Goats. They produce the softest fleece. A great addition to any spinners flock or fiber enthusiast. Our Angora goats are very sweet and gentle. Kids are born in the spring.
Please check with us for availability and pricing for kids and adult goats.
Our Nubian Goats are pure bred for good milk production and sweet temperament.
Please check with us for availability and pricing for kids and adult goats.
Wind-gait Farm Day
45 Hi-gait Farms Road, South Glastonbury, CT
Saturday August 29 & October 24
10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Event details to follow. Please call with any questions.
Colchester Farmer's Market
at Colchester Town Green
Sundays 9:00 am-1:00 pm
August 16, 23 & 30
September 6, 13 & 20
October 4, 11 & 25
Wethersfield Farmer's Market
220 Hartford Ave, Wethersfield, CT
Thursdays 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 17 & 24
October 1, 8 & 15
Marlborough Barn Flea Market
45 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT
Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Belltown Hill Orchards Farm Market
483 Matson Hill Rd, Glastonbury, CT 06073
Wind-gait Farm Products
Mohair Yarns & Rovings
We produce 3 different style of yarns, perfect for crochet, knitting and weaving. These yarns can be knitted together to create a beautiful, unique look. All yarns are hand-dyed at the farm. We have over 20 varigated and 35 solid mist colors to choose from, as well as natural white. I would be happy to help you meet your color needs.
Wind-Gait Farm handwoven and knitwear is available. Our selection of hand-crafted creations is constantly changing. Please contact us for more information.
Gentle Country Orchard Blend:
Kid Mohair 40%, fine wool 60%. Approximately 240 yds/4 oz hank. A luxurious two-ply yarn. Worsted weight. Designed for easy knitting. Can be gently brushed to a light pile.$29.50 each
Country Orchard Style Looped Mohair
Mohair 78%, wool 13%, nylon 9%. Approximately 240 yards/4 oz hank. This is a lovely looped Mohair with a wonderful soft hand. When knitted it has the "effect of fur". Also interesting when used in combination with other fibers.$36.00 each
Elegant Brushed Orchard Mohair
Mohair 78%, wool 13%, nylon 9%. Approximately 240 yards/4 oz hank. A luxurious blend of fibers, designed for easy and quick knitting. Very soft and produces very rich colors when dyed.$36.00 each
"Spin with luster, spin with Mohair" All Rovings are natural in color, obtaining various shades from blending colored wool or Alpaca with white Mohair.Call for Availability and Price
Lady Slipper Shawl
Lady Slipper herself is modeling this stole shaped, beginner level knit shawl. It is knit on size 15 needles and is very impressive when knit with one of our varigated Country Style Looped Mohair yarn. Only requires 4 ounces of this yarn.$6.00 each
This is a beginner level knit shawl, knitted on size 15 needles. Looks great in Country Orchard Style Looped Mohair and requires only 6 ounces of this yarn.$6.00 each
Sweet Pea Shawl
This shawl is an advanced beginner pattern. It is knit up in our Gentle Orchard Country Blend, but can also be knit in our Elegant Brushed Mohair. You'll need at least 8 ounces of yarn, but you can use more to make a bigger shawl.$6.00 each
Lupine peaks from behind this scarf. It is an easy pattern shown in Elegant Brushed Mohair. Only 4 ounces of yarn and size 10.5 needles are needed.$6.00 each
Brushed Mohair Socks
Knit w/a double heel & a double toe for extra warmth, cushion & durability. You need 6 oz of Elegant Brushed Mohair, #2 Double Pointed Needles & a #3 Crochet Hook.$6.00 each
Shawl Collar Vest
A fast easy knit vest for when you want to move beyond scarfs and shawls. Here it is knit in Country Orchard Style Looped Mohair on a size 13 needle. You will need 8 ounces of yarn.$6.00 each
A blend of Wind-Gait Farm Mohair, Connecticut Grown Wool and enough nylon to make them last. We offer these beautifully mill-spun and knit socks in two styles. Available in Grey. Socks come with complete machine washing instructions.
Size 9-11 fits most womens and small men's feet, Size 10-13 fits most men's and large women's feet.
Enjoy the warmth of Mohair!
Mohair Wool Crew Socks
A great everyday sock for women and men. Available in sizes 9-11 and 10-13.$15.00 each pair
Mohair Terry Wool Hikers
Extra cushioning of Terry makes this sock warmer and great for outdoor activities or as a great house slipper. Available in sizes 9-11 and 10-13$26.00 each pair
Goat Milk Soap
Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap - All-Natural bars are approximately 4.5 ounces and may vary in appearance. Only pure 100% aroma-therapeutic essential oils are used. See Goat Milk Soap Facts for more information on our bars.
Price: $5.50 each bar
A refreshing, invigorating blend of peppermint and spearmint. Aids as a mental stimulant and has antiseptic, cooling, analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Good for normal to oily skin.
This bar contains no essential oil fragrance. The extra benefits of aloe, along with cocoa and shea butters, make this bar especially soothing and healing. Excellent for dry, damaged or injured skin such as burns and open wounds. An excellent facial bar.
Anti-depressant, antiseptic and stringent properties. Blended with finely ground lavender buds. This bar helps soothe the spirit, balance and relax with sedative action. Great for dry skin.
Stimulating and refreshing, with a fresh, clean scent. Anti-depressant that lifts the spirit and clears the mind. Firms and refines dull skin, relieves fatigue and strengthens the nervous system. Good for dry/normal skin.
Oatmeal & Honey
Made with a a blend of honey, sweet almond oil and Shea butter. Pureed oats gives this bar mild exfoliation properties. Good for sensitive, dry or irritated skin or those sensitive to fragrances.
A lovely blend of vanilla, with the mild exfoliating properties of pureed oats. Good for normal to dry skin types.
A blend of sweet orange and eucalyptus essential oils gives this a bar a sweet, citrus fragrance with a a herbaceous undertone. Calming, refreshing, eases nervous tension with analgesic and antiseptic properties.
Sensual, sweet, earthy, musky, offering a sense of peacefulness and centeredness. Known as a tissue regenerator, anti-depressant, antiseptic. Beneficial for acne, eczema and fungal infections. Great for dry and cracked skin.
Sweet, clean scent with a freshly green-herbal tone. Clears the mind and aids memory. Anti-depressant, astringent, stimulates blood circulation.
Zippy scent is deodorizing. Aids in treating acne and oily skin. Fresh antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide and helps the immune system fight off infectious diseases. Great for all skin types.
All natural blend, with a mild lavender/lemon scent. Keep your lips moist with the added benefits of silky shea butter. Now in the BIGGER 0.5 oz tube!
Created as a bug spray, enjoyed as a fragrance. An all natural blend of over 30 pure essential oils. A gentle refreshing scent for every day that also keeps the bugs away. Can be used on animals, except cats. It does contain catnip oil.
4 oz spray bottle - $8.50 each
A blend of several pure essential oils all known for their moth and bug repelling properties. Simply expel one dropper full into a cotton ball and toss with yarns, linens or anywhere you want to keep moths away. The fragrance is very pleasing, it does contain Lavender.
1 oz dropper bottle - $23.00 each