March 26, 2012

Outdoor Bunny Pen

It has been really warm outside, almost summer like here in Wisconsin so my husband decided it would be nice to build the rabbits an outdoor pen for them to exercise and get some fresh air.  The rabbits are currently in a nice size hutch in the garage to keep them warm for winter and we will soon move the hutch outside.  It may snow again because that is how the weather in Wisconsin is and we did just shear them earlier in the month.  So for now they are inside but when the weather is nice I will bring them outside to play in their playpen.

So here are the rabbits enjoying the playpen outside...

Niblet and Pearl's new outdoor playpen.

Niblet nibbling some grass.

Pearl enjoying the outdoors.

Niblet and Pearl getting some fresh air and exercise.

March 16, 2012

Shearing My Rabbits

I have two German Angora rabbits that needed to be sheared a few weeks ago.  So Jessie came over and helped shear them.  The first two times we sheared them we used a scissors which took quite a long time.  This time we used dog clippers with a special blade for fine hair.  Jessie did the actual shearing since she trims her dog's hair and I assisted in the holding.  The rabbits did very well with the whole process and now that it is getting warmer I'm sure they enjoy less fur.  It is necessary for the rabbit's health to get sheared so they won't over heat or have mats which are uncomfortable for them.  Then I get to have wonderful fiber to spin.

Pearl before shearing.

Pearl after shearing.

Niblet before shearing.

Niblet after shearing.
Pearl's fur (bottom) and Niblet's fur (top).

March 2, 2012

Felted Bowls

Jessie and I taught a wet felted bowl class at the D.I.Y. Studio and Gifts (in Green Bay Wisconsin) on Tuesday.  It was lots of fun and our wonderful class made some beautiful felted bowls.  I forgot my camera so I don't have any pictures of the process but I did take a few pictures of the bowl that Jessie and I made.  So at least I hope you enjoy them.  The class was so wonderful we will be offering it again in the future so look for that and I will hopefully bring my camera.

Three felted bowls.

Jessie's felted bowl.

My felted bowl.

Another bowl I felted prior to the class.