We impulsively decided to gift our daughter two angora bunnies in July. For her 8th birthday, Sunshine was delighted to wake up to discover she was the new owner of sisters, who she named Miss Daisy and Lavender. Through her very good friend, Sunshine acquired a love for bunnies and with my fibre obsession, it seemed like a natural addition to our farm.
Josh built the hutch in a few days, inspired by designs we found on-line. It is a very large hutch, with two separate runs in it that are accessible to each other with a pop-hole that can be opened and closed. At the back on each side is a little nook for hunkering down to sleep. If we ever choose to breed the girls, which at this point is definately not in my radar, the two sides will come in handy as well.
Sunshine and I do the grooming together…I comb one bunny at a time while Sunshine gently holds her in place, crooning in bunny-speak. They seem to understand her as she really has created a good trusting relationship with her girls. The bunnies don’t seem to mind our two cats and three dogs, either…they get to watch the whole farm from their good vantage point over the bridge and close to the house.
And the fibre!!!!! It is lusciously satiny and light as a feather. The silky softest fibre I’ve ever touched. I will have to ply it together with some of my merino wool to give it a little substance, or else it will take me forever to have enough for any knitting.
I honestly would never have figured myself for a bunny lover, but these two girls are pretty irresistible. And my own Sunshine has shown me what a whole lotta love can do for these critters…while she takes them on walks around the yard and garden, I am dreaming up woolly creations that are beyond silky soft!