Posting updated photos of our grand sire, Jackson, who hopefully will become a father again sometime around mid March. He spent October and November with the ewes, but is now returned to his own pasture. Such a handsome fellow with a perfect set of horns ...
Angora fiber is one of the most luxurious for spinning and knitting, and our two-month-old rabbit kits are well on their way to producing beautiful coats of fur.
Out of this litter, I have to admit the grey is my personal favorite.
We currently breed angora rabbits for their fiber which we pluck through brushing and combing. The angora kits we offer for sale are not registered, but will make good fiber producers or pets. Contact us if interested!
Our Jacob sheep ram lamb no longer looks like a lamb, of course, though he will remain so until his first birthday in March. Although his horns have suffered a few bloody mishaps this past year, he is producing an excellent fleece, and we look forward to his first shearing next month.
Feel free to contact us if you are a hand spinner and desire to reserve his fleece prior to our late February shearing.
Eight to ten weeks away from the beginning of our spring kidding and lambing season, a marked widening of the hips for our Nigerian Dwarf does hopefully signals the growth of little ones. Of course heavy winter coats also contribute to thicker bodies, but our two bred ladies are showing marked gains of late.
Five months is the gestation period for our goats who were placed with their buck in mid-October through early December. We dried off milk production so their bodies could focus on the growth of little ones (hopefully plural) throughout the winter months.
Of course, they've yet to ask me for a bowl of ice cream, so perhaps I'm overly confident ...
This is our story, in real time and in photos. It is neither unique nor unusual nor extraordinary. But it is our story.