Friday, January 14, 2011

Water world

Rainbow Blues (oils, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, Charly McCafferty, 2010)

The worst flood in 35 years threatens millions of people in south east Queensland and the rain keeps coming down in the rest of Australia as well. Instead of drought there is deluge. From sand and cracks in the dried out soils, there is now water almost everywhere.
Paul needs a shed, but at this point I am thinking of suggesting to invest in a boat, or, let's say a “boat shed” ? A bunny ark if need be ;-)

The situation here in the Yarra Valley, where we are, is not at all drastic or dismal, but it is raining all the time (I’d almost say “as usual”…) and our property is now surrounded by two moats that look like rivers now. It is “Sog Central” here and if our bunnies had to graze on the paddocks they would have to put their flippers on. There is so much humidity and heat that I'm afraid the Angora rabbits hairdo will look very frizzled, very soon ! Oh well, nothing better than that 1970's look eh? lol

I was asked days ago what I thought was worst: Water or Fire. Thinking back to the devastation a couple of years ago with so many lives lost in the fires and so many houses, wildlife and trees blackened and gone in Victoria, my first reaction ofcourse was : FIRE! It was so close to home when we were surrounded by fires all around us and it was a very close escape. However, after seeing the sheer violence and strength of the wall of water that hit Toowoomba, I think that fire and water are equally terrible.

All our thoughts are with the people in Queensland who are going through so much.

Dates to Remember:

Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm:

Saturday 15th of January (that’s tomorrow!) and Thursday the 27th of January
Bring your wheel, spindle, knitting, crocheting and a plate to share with everybody. There is cake and coffee and tea and a lovely bunny to cuddle and lots of fibres and yarn!) very important ! Please let me know beforehand by email or message that you would like to come and visit so I can prepare the infrastructure and cake ofcourse !
for this Saturday there is a Harry Potter Cake on the Menu and an angora bunny haircut !

Hand dyed IxCHeL Baby Camel, Angora Rabbit and Silk Tops (50/5/45)
50grams /AU$19

Rainy night in Soho -sold-

Voodoo Child-sold-

Space Weaver -2left-

Skellig -2left-

Moon Cradle -sold-

Six months in a leaky boat -2left-

Ice Age -4left-

Dancing round the Fire-sold-

Want to cuddle the tops in person and have these babies hop to your doorstep? : Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook or email me on

Thanks heaps for your support !


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