Tom and Mette Goehring are the proud owners of Ranch of the Oaks, a fiber farm located just out side of Lompoc, CA. They have been raising champion alpacas, llamas and Icelandic sheep since 2002. In 2006 they added the fiber mill and started processing all their fiber into yarn, roving, batts and felt. They now have clients from across the USA and process a wide assortment of fibers. All of this is completed on their ranch solely by the two of them.
Both Tom and Mette were involved with 4-H and FFA as youngsters, later becoming leaders as well. They continue to be active and support the local county fair with a booth and animals in the Ag Building.
Tom and Mette are very dedicated to their craft and take a great deal of pride in their work. With 40+ years of experience, they have won awards for their yarn and fiber arts.
While both are full time managing and operating the ranch and fiber mill, they still enjoy learning and educating others about their animals, fiber and fiber arts.