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.