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June 25th, 2008

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12:22 pm - Somalia rabbit keeping
Oh dear. The team in Somalia are so bored that they have recently taken to the idea of having small livestock in their compound. The recent chatter between me and the French logistician on base:

Logistics Officer: I have the great pleasure to announce that the building of a small livestock shelter started today in our guest house compound (no picture attached, you will see it by yourself huh?).

Me: I am HIGHLY excited about the thought of having livestock!!! But we are not allowed to have poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, etc) on bases because of the risk of bird flu. Even if there is NO RISK in Africa!!! Christelle said that she was made to kill 14 chickens in Nepal! So I think we will need to plan on rabbits instead. What do you think? There are special types of rabbits called Angora rabbits that have very long fur and I can spin and knit that!!!

Logistics Officer: I already booked a couple of rabbits with the UN guys, but will the rabbits appreciate a shelter originally dedicated to poultry? Knitting ... You will check that by yourself huh, I am not sure I have the required skills to assess UN rabbits wool quality.

Hahahahahahahahaha... *snort*. I head there on Monday.
Current Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Current Mood: bouncytee hee!

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Date:June 26th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Is that your new nickname, knitting? ;)

Dumb question: Can you really spin a yarn our of rabbit fur? I thought it's just from sheeps and goats.
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Date:June 26th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
Tee hee! And yes, angora is rabbit fur!!! And just to freak you out... http://www.angorarabbit.com/

And look at these beasts:

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