About Us

Obscure Acres is a not-for-profit, family-owned and operated business. We are breeders of ethically-raised Pedigree Satin Angora rabbits. We offer a limited number of our soft, snugly, friendly bunnies to be sold per each breeding session. Our rabbits are bred to be extraordinary fiber producers, amazing pets, loving therapy animals, as well as the next line of Sires or Dams. We deliver our rabbits by hand to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and some parts of Massachusetts for an additional fee. Sorry, due to Covid, our air delivery is on hold at this time. Please see our Upcoming Litters & Available Bunns tab for more information.

We offer humanely-harvested hand plucked Pedigree Satin Angora rabbit fiber. As horrible as it sounds, hand-plucked fiber is not actually “plucked”. Instead, "plucking" refers to the careful action of collecting already loosened hair. This type of harvesting occurs twice a year when the bunny molts or sheds it's coat. When molting, the fur is literally falling off the rabbit’s body as it is no longer attached to the skin. Hand-plucked fiber is the highest quality fiber that can be obtained. This is  because all the fibers collected are long, fully grown, and without coarse guard hairs. All fiber sold is unwashed and premium quality. Please see our Our Fiber tab for more information.

 

Our rabbits eat a bounty of fresh produce, organic hay, and nutrient rich feed. Because of this they produce a considerable amount of healthy luscious manure. We in turn are able to offer these vastly superior fertilizers to our customers. Currently we sell three grades of manure, from Premium to Home Style. We also offer Rabbit Brew Tea, both starter sets and refills. Our fertilizers are cold dried, never baked in the sun to dry. Thus, retaining all naturally occurring benefits within the manure. Once dried, it is cold stored for a minimum of four months, allowing our customers to place directly onto vegetable gardens. Please see our Fertilizer tab for more information on these products.

 

We are currently in the process of building our forever farm in Maine. During this time we will be operating out of both our central New Hampshire and Maine locations. Once fully established in Maine we will be offering Mohair fiber and Angora goats for sale as well. Below is a funny little story on how we came to be.

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The One That Started It All, Mr. Bunns

When our adult daughter called to say she wanted to move back home with an indoor rabbit in tow, I was awash with mixed feelings. There was the part of me that said "Of course my daughter always has a home with me". On the other hand there  was the part that said "A rabbit? In the house? No way!" But, my daughter needed a place to stay, and she was unwilling to come home if the rabbit was not welcome, so . . . .

Enter Oliver, AKA Mr. Bunns     

 

When this creature came to live in my home, I was not pleased. At that time I thought of rabbits as being  dirty, mean, and, dumb. All past rabbits encountered had been either outside animals or dark basement dwellers. They lived in cramped uncomfortable, filthy, conditions. They were never regularly

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handled. Due to this, they would bite anyone upon approach. Don't get me wrong. I thought a bunny looked as cute as the next person. But, I had no desire to live with an angry, stinky,nasty creature in my home.However, shortly after Oliver moved in, my mind started to change. There was something different about him. 

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It started with a glance.

Then, his glances turned into nods. I notice he was pointing at things, such as his food dish or cage door. When I put together he was attempting to communicate with me, my heart melted. From there on out I was hooked.

I quickly realized how wrong my assumptions were regarding these beautiful, sweet, caring individuals. Rabbits are anything but dirty. They keep themselves and their home in very tidy conditions. I realized that rabbit manure has virtually zero odor. That rabbits can be easily trained to use a potty box. As for rabbit odor, he himself had the pleasant smell of clean dry hay. And regarding affection, he couldn't get enough of it. He was anything but mean and nasty. 

Over time, Oliver and I became close. As a retired nurse, I enjoyed doting over him. It filled the gap where my prior patients, and recently past elderly Great Dane had been. I found myself adoring grooming time. This  closeness between myself and such a small fragile, welcoming creature quieted my soul. Plucking his thick fur simply became a soothing and relaxing past time. With such enjoyment from grooming, I began investigating other rabbit breeds. Searching for just the perfect kind of rabbit to pluck. After countless research, I decided on the Satin Angora. We purchased our first rabbits in 2020, and from there Obscure Acres was born.

We thank you for your patience as we grow, and hope you enjoy all we have to offer, now and years to come.

     Some of our future endeavors include

but are not limited to sales of:

 

Fiber rovings 

Hand spun yarn 

Mohair fiber

Angora goats

 and more!

As always we thank you for your love and support!

Your Founder Kelly Hodgdon & all of us at Obscure Acres

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