Spring time in Colorado means the shedding of winter coats, for humans and animals alike. Cashmere goats grow out their luxurious cashmere winter hair each season in preparation for the weather ahead. The winter pelt is an indicator of how harsh this year's winter will be and it is thought that goats can sense how cold and long the winter ahead of us will be and grow their cashmere winter hair out to the appropriate length. The above photos are the story of brushing cashmere goats out, ridding them of their winter weight. It is amazing how this matted winter creature approaches you and with a few quick brush strokes only the cashmere pulls out like a soft tangle, leaving a brand new goat in front of you.