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Monday, September 21, 2015

UNR Field Day--September 26

 The girls and I are participating in UNR's annual Field Day.  We really have no idea what we are getting into, what is involved, what will be demonstrated.  We at least know that we are taking two rabbits, a spinning wheel, a couple drop spindles, and some fiber.  We hope it will be a great opportunity to educate the public about French angoras.  We think it will be a good fit, based on what we read in their ad for the event.  I copied and pasted most of the info down below, for the locals who would like to attend.  We hope it all goes well.  Wish us luck!

Also, attendees are supposed to pre-register.  More info at the address:

“Innovation for a sustainable Future,” is the theme for this year’s annual FIELD DAY. The event focuses on the technological advancements and efficiencies in agriculture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment. Field Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on UNR’s Valley Road Field Lab & Greenhouse Complex.
The event is a collaboration between University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The public is encouraged to come learn more about the organization’s programs with a day filled with exhibitors, great food, and fun.
Field Day is fun for all ages. Celebrating all that the these units have to offer, visitors can experience everything from Master Gardener demonstrations, farmers market, research exhibits, 4-H activities, greenhouse tours, and much more
The event will be held at NAES’s Valley Road Field Laboratory, located at 910 Valley Road, Reno. Both admission and parking are free and the event is open to the public, but registration is required. .


  1. Is this a good place to talk to you about your rabbits, and rabbit care? We have seen your ad on CL...interested (possibly) in our first rabbit....

  2. I think it will be a perfect place to talk about our angoras! It's the whole reason we are going!

  3. It was lovely meeting you, Charlotte, and your mom at the UNR Field Day earlier today. Your rabbits wonderfully fluffy and soft and yarn work so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Do you sell yarn? It would make such a beautiful gift.

  4. Hi Robin,

    I'm sorry, at this time we do not sell any yarn. Whenever we spin, we start thinking of what sort of beautiful creation we could knit up, and then want to keep it as a gift for someone else, or just for ourselves. However, we do sell their fiber.

    I'm so glad you came out to see us today. I hope you had an enjoyable time.