The first babies of the year arrived on the homestead today! Read more here!
Homestead Update: What’s New and Formal Rabbitry Introduction
Well, we certainly had a very busy holiday season. My husband's family came in for a visit. We had so much good conversation, sooooo much good food, and we got a lot of project loose ends tied up before cold weather hits. Speaking of cold weather, that romantic image I had in my head of … Continue reading Homestead Update: What’s New and Formal Rabbitry Introduction
Lots going on around the homestead lately! Here's a quick update before I jump back into the work. We're expanding our rabbitry by 4 new Silver fox buns today! That brings us to a total of 3 bucks and 2 does. The mother and father doe and buck produced 2 kits, one male one female. … Continue reading Homestead Update
Homestead Update: Some Sad News, and Some Happy News
Well, I'm a little sad. It's just been getting warm enough to pop open the bee hive to check on how they're doing... So, I popped it open for a looksee and, as I feared, the hive was empty. I'm mostly upset because less than a week ago we were seeing plenty of activity. I … Continue reading Homestead Update: Some Sad News, and Some Happy News
Rainy Autumn Saturday
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
Maggie’s First Harvesting
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
Our Newest Addition
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
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