Thursday, March 27, 2008

Funny Farm

Funny Farm

The farm has grown in the last week! My hubby went to a taxidermy trade show in Grand Rapids last week and he bought a puppy!!! His name is Artie and he is a beautiful Golden Lab. We already have a black lab, so we are hoping for puppies in a couple of years! We also got our chickens and turkeys for the year. So if you walked into my dining room/schoolroom/animal nursery this is what you find! Puppy kennel on one side and boxes of birds on the other! LOL Needless to say we aren't doing much "dining" in here right now!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Angora Hats

I am so excited! Check out the pictures below. We raise angora rabbits and hope to increase their numbers this spring/summer for the purpose of spinning their fiber. I got a spinning wheel for Christmas last year and with only having 6 rabbits and not a ton of time right now I haven't spun a ton of yarn. This weekend I was able to take my daughters knitting loom (thank you Bekah :))and make a hat out of 100% angora yarn. The color of the yarn is the color of three of our bunnies mixed together. Angora is warmer than wool and being in Michigan right now, we need all the warmth we can get. The rabbit is my sons rabbit, Matthiais, the second one is my tools, and the third one is my second oldest, Cameron who was the reciepient of the gift!(He hasn't taken it off since last night!!) Now if I could just get my slideshow to work on my sidebar I will be all set.

Angora hats