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
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
My family and I (mostly I) really fell in love with the idea of an angora rabbit. We have relatives who own and operate a small scale Suri alpaca farm and they do a lot of their own fiber processing and fiber crafting. It looked like so much fun to me and seemed like a … Continue reading Our Newest Addition