When I was writing about Blessing #18, Special Gifts from My Husband, I went into detail about why my spinning wheel was and is so special. My knitting led to a yearning to learn about fibers, how they got from sheep to knit shops, and how they were dyed to get all the enticing and beautiful colors. I discovered to my amazement that sheep were not the only animals producing fibers, but rather dogs and rabbits had to be added to the list. I’m sure there are others, but these are the only ones I came to learn about. While attending one of the sheep and fiber festivals in our area, I met a lady selling the most precious Giant English Angora rabbits....you know what comes next. Yes, I bought one, brought her home, and we named her Miss Bunny because she was a proper, well-bred lady that wasn’t interested in courting or marriage. We bought her a condo...a double roomed hutch up on “stilts”, which sat under the big old oak tree in our front yard.
“What is a country without rabbits or partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.”~Henry David Thoreau