Rabbits are the perfect choice for a backyard farmer that would like to start producing their own fibers for either resale or crafts. Typical fiber farm animals include sheep, goats or alpacas – some of which can top out at 200 pounds or more – not always practical for someone farming on under an acre […]
In all of our 4-H and homesteading days, we have raised over 20 rabbits. Most were “dual duty” as pets and working animals, meaning for compost and fiber. Our French Angoras are the perfect example of a double duty animal. They have lots of long hair that is great for learning how to spin and […]
Are you planning to hire a professional sheep shearer? There are some things you need to know before the big day and ways to ensure the day runs smoothly. Be ready, have the animals prepared and the sheep shearer will have a great time at your farm.
We raise fiber animals at Timber Creek Farm. After we feed the animals and they have grown a long coat of wool or fiber, we shear them over the course of a few back breaking days. The wool is collected and sorted, called skirting, to remove farm debris. But then what happens? Read more about […]