Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving ..for foxes that is

Bear being very social : here he is with Phoebe one of the bunny spin in visitors

I’m a bit distracted today..well distraught actually. After a wonderful 2 bunny spin ins with lots of laughs and spinning and chatting and heaps of lovely people visiting our ixchel fibre farm I made the most gruesome discovery this morning: foxes dug through our defences and took 5 of our chooks! And you know what really makes this even more eerie and awful, apart from the fact that Jazz our bunny dog who admittedly is getting on a bit and isn’t that attentive and on the hunt anymore, is that one of my spinning friends who visited yesterday was telling us that she lost almost all of her chooks because of foxes and asked if we didn’t have any problems? To which I very cocky replied “NO! ofcourse not! We got Jazz our chook and bunny protector!”
yeah right…I shouldn’t have said anything .... They were probably foxes shopping for their Thankgiving dinner….grumble. I reinforced the boundary for now, but because of all the heavy rains we have been having, big maintenance is obviously needed. Also we may need to get ourselves a younger protecting dog since Jazz is obviously more interested in sleeping, eating and lying in the sun to get her tan up. Our oldest chook Caramel, you know the one that we nurtured back to health after being attacked by an eagle, is still with us and two of her sisters as well. We will wait with introducing others to our flock again til after the big fence maintenance and cleaning up of’s all very very sad and I hope the foxes choke on a bone.

Well, enough of the sad things in life and on with the fun stuff. On one of the spin ins Emma from Spun out brought me a wonderful Malcolm fielding Osage Orange Tibetan Spindle and it is AMAZING to spin with ! I made a very airy batt with angora and blue faced Leicester and some glitz and it is divine!! Thank you so much Emma: that Fielding spindle is wonderful to work with. I think you may have gotten me addicted to support spindling because now I am eyeing off a Glindle from Bristlecone as well that I need another spindle, but they all are just so pretty !! yes I know, it’s the magpie in me I’m sure

A Malcolm Fielding Tibetan Spindle with bowl
spinning an angora blue faced Leicester glitzy batt , dyed in the Rose Colourway
(dyed with mushroom pigments)

With all the clubs having to be sent out and still working on the mini skein club (every hand dyed and some handspun and handdyed skeins need to be reskeined into their cute little skeins individually and by hand and then labelled which takes a looooooooooong time, so Im still working on that ) I have only had a chance to do some limited handspun and hand dyed baby camel yarns and some , what I call, Matches made in Heaven”. These ones are two different types of fibre blends but dyed in the same colourway: Great for spinning and plyeing together or just enjoying on their own. Only a very limited supply so be quick snaffling !

How To Order from this Shop blog

 until the website is up and running –which will be sooooon-ish!-yeah yeah start laughing will yaYou can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or message me on facebook or ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny. I will email you right back with all your order details and payment methods. Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.
Payment : direct bank deposit, card or paypal ! easy !
Thank you so much for your help and supporting our little fibre farm !

Baby Camel + Angora Bunny Hand spun and hand dyed yarns Yarns 

a fluffy and airy hand spun and hand dyed yarn of the most exquisite blend of baby camel and angora bunny fibres.
50grams skeins AU$25. 110 m/50grams
Walnut Rose

Blue Pearls

Dolphin Cove



Party Pete

Matches made in heaven

Blue Faced Leicester Bunny Silk Tops and Cashmere Fling Tops  

The Blue faced Leicester bunny and silk tops are fluffy and airy and very nice to spin and they get even better when you ply them with a wonderful cashmere fling top in the same colourway! Cashmere fling is a blend of Cashmere, tencel, glitz and bamboo, which is heaven to spin and wear ! 
Both are $22 each per 100+grams. You can buy a match made in heaven or you can buy them separate.
Spinning these tops is amazing !

Blue Faced Leicester Bunny + silk Tops Roses and Walnuts-1left-

Cashmere Fling Tops Roses and Walnuts-1left-

Blue Faced Leicester Silk Tops Blue Lagoon-sold-

Cashmere Fling Tops Blue Lagoon -sold-


Blue Faced Leicester Bunny + silk tops Blueberry Velvet-2left-

Cashmere Fling Tops Blueberry Velvet-sold-

Blue Faced Leicester Bunny + silk tops Forest Fairytale-2left-

Cashmere Fling tops Forest Fairytale-sold-

Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-4pm)
Every Third Saturday and every fourth Thursday of the month!

Last bunny spin ins of the year !!! 2012

Saturday December 15th, 11am-4pm and 
Thursday December 22nd,)   11am – 4pm

Bring a plate to share your wheel or spindle, knitting or crochet, yourself and a smile and have a fun day out amongst bunnies and friends ! Please contact me to secure a spot !
Bunny food like cabbage, bok choi or broccoli is always welcome as well ! : the bunnies will cuddle you more for it  !

Any questions or special requests?
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny,
message me on facebook
or email me on or

and say a little prayer for our beloved chooks may they rest in peace ...




1 comment:

Chiara Z said...

So sorry to hear about your chooks!