Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Instead of knitting . . .

. . . I've been tending the newest additions to my fiber stash.

These seven French Angora bunnies are the offspring of Ducky & Bunny Boo, who came to live here at the farm a year ago. (Their names came with them .) The youngsters are as amiable as their parents. And just look at that fiber! I have such plans for that fiber.


Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

Oh, Laura! OMG! I want to reach through the screen and cuddle them. Do they require a great deal of care? They radiate sweetness!

11:29 PM  
Blogger dobarah said...

Oh my goodness! You would have been a hit in the Rabbit barn at the 4 County Marias Fair! Please share the steps required to get the hair from the hare and into fiber...I am so curious!

12:27 AM  
Blogger monica said...

Awww, they are so sweet, and that is a lovely color. I can see why you have great plans for that angora goodness.

1:16 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

That is gorgeous fluff!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

The only thing better than bunnies, is mini llamas! I got to go to a local mini-llama/alpaca/Argentinian farm recently. Photos of the cuteness are over on my blog. And the llamas lied to sniff the toes of my son! It was the cutest thing ever!

9:56 AM  
Blogger LauraP said...

They really are the sweetest creatures. Angoras do require a bit more care than other rabbits because of the hair. I'll blog with pics when one of my daughters is here to assist. There's just no way to manage the camera and rabbit with just two hands. In brief, I brush frequently, pluck occasionally when they blow their coat. I've clipped with scissors but really don't like to anymore because my eyesight isn't what it used to be, and the bunnies get bored and wriggly before I'm done. And then there's spinning from the rabbit -- my favorite, and so easy when the bunny's already shedding heavily.

11:29 AM  
Blogger LauraP said...

cathy - I so want alpacas, and mini-lamas would do, too. I don't dare bring any here though with our predator issues. Did you get to hear the alpacas humming?

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

They didn't make much noise while we were there--which is probably a good thing. The farmers said that several of their more common noises (the ones people usually associate with them) are actually distress noises. And after hearing all the reasons for the mini llamas vs. the alpacas, I think I'd rather shoot for the llamas. They're cheaper, and the roving I bought there was as soft as a bunny. (The female end of the farming couple is a fiberholic, and they breed for fiber and personality.) As good as any alpaca I've felt!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Cindi Myers said...

They're so adorable!

8:50 PM  

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