Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bunnies!

If this isn't the cutest thing you have ever seen, you must be blind!

Today we went to meet with a local lady who raises Angora rabbits. She had this litter of French Angoras available in a few weeks. A has been thinking about getting into the rabbits-for-fiber scene as her cottage industry, so when I saw the listing on Craigslist, I had to look into it. She was so excited when Charlotte emailed back and invited us to come meet the babies and to learn all about rabbit keeping. I knew as soon as I saw them, and Charlotte told me she was the only person who raises Angoras locally, that we would be getting one. Not that the girls would have let me say no! The only problem now is which color...

A is partial to this one, called a Smoke Pearl. The color will lighten up as she grows older.

E held this one, a Ruby Eyed White, but she voted for one of the black ones. Well, it will be A's deal, so she gets to choose, but we will see what we can do to get E on board with A's choice. A has already promised that she could hold the bunny and help her groom it.

Even I could not resist the adorable softness of an Angora bunny!

Charlotte was so nice and helpful. She showed us her spinning wheel and gave the girls a demonstration. A enjoyed trying her hand at the carding machine, although with one running about 200 bucks, she will have to make do with a couple of regular hand carders! She left very excited about Angora bunnies and confident in her ability to learn to spin. Charlotte even gave the girls a hunk of fiber to take home. It is soooo soft and silky. We also got a chance to say hello to her sheep and ducks. All around good day!

1 comment:

TheOrganicSister said...

How fun! It would be so cool to learn to make fiber.

~Tara