So we attended the Shepherd's Harvest Festival today in Lake Elmo, MN. It is always neat to go there and see all the different types of fiber and fiber products they have. We entered Bella's fleece in UMA's (Upper Midwest Alpacas) fleece show, and her fleece took 3rd place. Not too shabby!
While at Shepherd's Harvest you can see sheep, goats, llamas, and angora rabbits. Once we have our own farm, we plan on raising goats (for meat versus cashmere or mohair), and we will probably have a guard llama. We are kind of now hooked on the angora rabbit! Angora is very soft and warm, and would also blend lovely with alpaca fiber.
The coolest part . . . you can spin right off the rabbit!
Here's a YouTube video that we found that was taken at Shepherd's Harvest in 2009. We also saw a gal spin from her rabbit today when we were there.
The only thing is . . . we have two cats . . . not sure how much they'd like the rabbits!