My name is Areta. Although I grew up in contact with rural areas, I am not a farmer's daughter. I studied agronomic engineering. But the idea of raising Angora goats arose 10 years ago at an agricultural fair in Bayonne. I had the opportunity to meet the Angora breed and discover their wool. They caught my attention. Later on, little by little, I got to know the rural Basque Country. It's local dynamism, connection with the land, and way of life that some people in my environment have created by becoming farmers have been an example to me. Gradually, without realizing, something started moving inside me. Over the past years, I have worked in both the agriculture and teaching, using my vacations to visit many different farms in France and England.
Now, I want to apply the knowledge acquired over all these years. Raising and breeding a flock of goats requires multiple skills; a deep understanding of animals, of the environment, mechanics, accounting, management, design... I have learned a lot and have much more to learn.
In the meantime, I would like to share with you the adventure I am living.