Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Welcome to Spinner's Eden Farm!

For several years now, I have had the "Aquarian Hamster" blog. I have enjoyed sharing photos & notes of activities at our home & farm, but I've had many questions about the title - especially when we started using "Aquarian Hamster" as our farm name. Here are answers to some of the interesting questions I've been asked over the years:

*I* am the Aquarian Hamster. Aquarius for obvious reasons (my birth sign), and Hamster referring to the fact that we live in BellingHam, Washington, where residents are known as Hamsters.

"Aquarian Hamsters" are not a specific breed of hamster.

We have no *actual* hamsters at our farm. Not in the house, either.

We do not use hamster fiber. We use sheep, alpaca, and mohair goat fiber.

I don't know how much fiber one can get from a hamster.

I don't know how many hamsters it would take to knit a sweater.

So, in the interest of clarity, and to more accurately describe our farm, we have changed the name. Because we focus on raising quality fiber animals (CVM/Romeldale sheep & camelids) with an emphasis on providing very nice spinning fiber to very nice spinners, and because our farm is our place of joy, peace, and welcome, we decided to call it "Spinner's Eden". I hope you won't have too much trouble remembering the name.


  1. Oh what a WONDERFUL picture of your home! Love it! T.

  2. So, CVM/Romeldale, huh... Do you have a website? I've been wanting to try that breed...

  3. Perfect name! And I like your new blog, too.

  4. So glad to hear the explaination on the old name... I had always ruminated over that. I like the new name even more. And what beautiful photos of your farm!

  5. You are so funny! And I never knew Bellingham residents were called Hamsters. But being out in the County, we are a bit removed. Love your blog. You will want to visit my fiber blog:
    And, I think we MUST get together. I'm always looking for more fiber folks to get wet and colorful with.

  6. Hello Yvonne
    Thanks for the great spinning class last night very enjoyable and learned lots. I am now following your interesting blog. I am new to this blog stuff just really learning about it. Any way I there is my pic as a follower with Lily and our pygora goats but part was cropped . Great see you again and hope to make the class again next Monday work permitting. You are welcome to vist us in POint Roberts any time to see us or Lilly and the goats- Heidi