Today's been cool so far y'all. All the babies were awake before 7 so we all did our morning Bible time. Read from Matthew 21, and sang a bunch of hymns together. Different than my desired slow-burn start to the morning I prefer, but still good. Just louder and busier. I made a big ol' … Continue reading August Homestead Update
Hey all! We've got some new items in our Etsy shop. Check out our handmade wooden drop spindles. They're perfect for spinning raw Angora rabbit fiber, which we also have available, in two quantities: quart, or gallon bags. Exact volume varies. I've made and used these spindles for the last 3 years. They work best … Continue reading New Shop Items!
It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday
It's been crazy busy lately, but we finally saved up enough to get some clippers for Maggie grooming. We purchased the Andis model MBG-2 clippers And an additional #50 blade. Maggie's hair is so fine, the blade that came with the clippers would've just pulled instead of cut. You can see the difference in the … Continue reading Maggie Update
It doesn't take much for things to become overwhelming.
Miss Maggie Moo is almost 4 months old today and I noticed that she's been grooming an awful lot more than usual. So, I decided to harvest her wool. She is an English Angora so you're supposed to be able to just pluck out their loose wool as they "blow coat" every 3-4 months. I … Continue reading Maggie’s First Harvesting
I really wish I innately knew things about all the things I'm trying to learn. Miss Maggie Moo hasn't been having "normal" bunny poops. For more info on that subject, check out this site. There are no signs of wool block or parasites, so my concern is mild. So according to that aforementioned website, it … Continue reading Moving Maggie
Litter box training is so simple with rabbits it's virtually effortless. Here are the steps I used to train Miss Maggie. 1.) Assemble Litter Box- I took a standard size cat litter box and added 1 inch of Oxbow Naturals Comfort Blend bedding to the bottom. On top of that, I placed a layer of … Continue reading How I Litter Box Trained My Rabbit in a Week
Healthy animals don't have to be expensive animals.
I have only ever owned a miniature Russian hamster before in terms of small animals. He was very trusting and let me scoop him up fairly easily. Not so with Dame Maggie Moo McGonagall. My goodness it's difficult to build trust with a creature with natural prey instinct! It seems everything she sees makes her … Continue reading Building Trust