Agricultural fair, Goatshow
on Saturday August 22nd the agricultural show Sveitasæla was in Skagafjörður N-Iceland. I took part for the 5th or 6th time representing the goats of Iceland. I do this in collaboration with Guðrún Lárusdóttir at the farm Keldudalur who is a good friend since we got to know each other at the agricultural college at Hvanneyr W- Iceland 1986. Yes a long time for friendship. She contacted me those 5 or 6 years ago and asked if I cared to be at the Keldudalur farm stall telling the public about goats and what is happening in the goat matters in Iceland these days. I said yes and have been an annual guest at the fair since then. The Icelandic goat is an endangered species and by different means the awareness has been raised in Iceland in the last decade. There is interest in the goat and it is not invisible any more. It is an old race that came to Iceland with the first settlers in the 8th and 9th century. The number now is 891 which is a lot more than less than 100 in 1962. I am trying to be optimistic for their sake.
I have a separate web site for the goat project here in English and here in Icelandic
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.