I'm not even sure there is much I need to say about this. Because photographs of a gigantic wooly rabbit are about all you need, really.
Since our farm fell through (for the time-being anyway) I decided that I wouldn't let that stand in the way of me having a wool-bearing animal. Sheep in town? I don't think so.
So instead I got a German angora rabbit.
He is sweet as honey and quite shy. (Though after three days now he's really warming up to us.) The dogs are fascinated (Olive in particular), so I'm keeping a close eye on her to say the least.
We built the hutch ourselves (no, we don't have plans). I pinned a few on my farm Pinterest board, and then we just picked features we liked and got to work. Rabbit hutches abound on Craigslist, but we decided that making one ourselves was a better homeschooling project. And it was! I think it's beautiful.
Angora rabbits produce a surprising amount of wool, which is removed weekly (or even daily) by brushing and also by shearing every three months. Our bunny was due for a shearing when he arrived, and we got to work yesterday. With scissors in hand, we hacked away at his beautiful coat.
And today? He's looking a bit rough-around-the-edges, but hopping happily around his mini-pasture and looking for scratches and snuggles from us all. And I have a bag full of the softest wool ever, ready to spin.
Now we just need a name for our furry new friend…