The Saanen goats on the ground of the Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery provide the nuns with all their dairy needs. They are milked twice a day and give gallons and gallons that are used for various kinds of cheese - but no soap, to my surprise. I brought the nuns some of my own. Mother Katherine also has some cashmere goats from my friend Pam Haendle in Brookfield. She likes to have fiber available for artists who may need it for different projects. Some Romney sheep from my long time New Jersey friend, Beth Robinson, live at the monastery, along with True North Farm Icelandic sheep that belonged to Jimmy Longedin. I purchased some Icelandic yarn from the gift shop to knit socks for myself someday.