LITTLE ANGORA HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE WELCOMES
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
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.
Angora goats 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.