Come visit with us at these Fiber Festivals in 2020:
1. New Jersey Sheep and wool Fest. Sept. 12 & 13 , 2020 9 am to 5 pm
2. The N.Y. Sheep & wool festival on Oct 17 & 18 2020 barn #39 on right side at entrance, 9 to 5Pm sat. 9 to 4Pm Sunday.
3. Maryland Alpaca Fleece and Fiber Fest. Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 2020, 9 to 4 pm both days.
4. Fiber Festival of New England, West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 7 & 8 , 2020 • Sat., 9am – 5pm; Sun., 9am – 3pm
Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition
Since 1998 I have been raising and caring for our pampered and much loved angora bunnies. We live in Southern New Jersey by blueberry fields, peach & apple orchards.
These beautiful babies were born on spring 2015
These babies were born to my chestnut doe Mary Lou. If you look closely you can see two chestnuts at the top of the picture. This is how they look after about 10 days when their eyes open up. In the mean time they are nursed by and liked clean by mom. She usually nurses her babies twice a day, then leaves them to go under the straw and angora fiber that she pulls off her belly and chest. By pulling off the fiber from her belly and chest she exposes her nipples so the baby can find them and nurse. They nurse for about a three to four weeks and then she starts to ween them. Its sort of funny they chase her around the hutch trying to nurse, most of the day. But eventually all the babies start eating the rabbit pellets and drinking from the water bottle.
Here is a baby Chocolate Agouti, it’s fiber when an adult looks like taupe.