THE LITTLE ANGORA
HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE WELCOMES YOU.
Thanks for coming to visit! We are located near Manhattan, KS. Our small farm is situated on top of one of
the Flint Hills where we can see both the sunrise and the sunset and miles of
We started breeding English Angora
rabbits around 28 years ago and one thing led to another. I am a handspinner,
turning Angora wool, mohair, and other animal
fibers into yarn, I demonstrate occasionally showing off my rabbits, spinning
fiber, and locker hooked rugs made from pure mohair roving. Locker Hooking with roving is one beautiful
way to use all that luscious fiber.
arrived on the scene 23 years ago when two of them were advertised in the
paper. Their baaing gave the place a down-home feel and their curious but
laid-back attitudes reminded us that not everything cares about what time it
is. Our herd size varied between 15 and 20 goats and shearing was a twice a
year goat rodeo. Goats have a goal in life to get out. It’s the principle of the thing. So we eventually sold our goats but still have loads of mohair.
Our most recent venture is Sheep – We have a part
Merino, part Rambouille ram (Rambo of course) and a
ewe – Cleobelle who is a Lincoln Longwool
and she gave us a lamb and she was named Violette and
was a half Lincoln, one quarter Shetland, and one quarter Racka
(google it – you’ll be amazed). Her wool was fabulous. Sadly she died after
birthing twins. She had a malady that
caused her to stop eating and drinking though we did everything we could. (If
this happens to you try giving beer by mouth with a large syringe. This
treatment I found out about after she was gone.) So I became sheep mama. I was out feeding the twins four times a day
for 3 and a half months. Bunctious and Sheban
are opposite of each other – a ram and a ewe, white and black, completely
different coats, different personalities. It pretty much changed my life. They still come running when they see me
which makes me happy.
I’m now retired and enjoying raising my English Angora rabbits. I
have started fresh in a way with show-rabbit lines and am looking forward to
more bunnies in the up coming months. I am so pleased – they are beautiful!