A Productive Day at the Stockton Show
Rabbits are multi-purpose animals. They are good for pets, showing, meat, pelt and wool. To achieve some of the "purposes", it'll result in the death of the rabbit, namely, meat and pelt. Angora are wonderful breeds. Twenty plus years ago, I've coined a statement, "You can't eat your cake and have it too, but you can have your Angora rabbit and wear it too." We can have the best of both world. We can have our rabbits for showing, for pet and they produce wonderful wool that can be made into yarn and finished products. For a softie like most of us, we do not kill, Angora rabbits are the perfect animals.
In the shows at Stockton, our group set up a camp on the lawn grooming and practicing our crafts. We attracted a lot of attention and got a lot of spinning done. In the photo second from the top, Casey and Betty are spinning on their electric spinners. In the background is Kathie, Maya's grandma. In the third photo, Franco examines closely when Betty puts on the drive band. Cathy P. is watching from the background. Franco, the "lovely husband" to Tracy, will be the spinner in the Rios household. Cathy P. is a spinner but have never used an electric spinner. She is amazed at the speed that Casey and Betty achieve by using the electric spinner. In the small photo at the very top, two hats were made from the yarn spun that day. The yarns were dyed with Kool-Aid.