It has come to my realization that I have not properly introduced myself or said how I got started. Hello, I'm Amanda Fontaine. I live in Hollis, New Hampshire. I am married to a wonderful man who puts up with my crazy bunny lady thing I've got going. I am a mom of five (yes five) girls. And here is where the adventure started.
Back in 2015 my mother-in-law wanted to do the thing that most rabbit breeders try and avoid and get my two oldest girls a bunny each. My husband and I talked it over and we decided that in order for us to do this the rabbits had to pay for themselves. So where I am a crocheter and had an interest in spinning we figured angoras were the way to go. So she went and got two of the cutest angoras I have ever seen, a black doe (Blue) and a blue-eyed white buck (Olaf). And it is all down hill from there. Later that year I got Max who happens to be Blue's brother. After a few years of breeding and focusing on easy care coats that you just want to roll in and temperaments that are sweet and gentle, I am finally where I want my rabbits to be. It has been a long road, but it has been worth it. I only breed two to three times from spring to late summer, and make them available for people who like me don't have the room for sheep or alpaca, but would like a fiber animal of their own. I hope that this journey won't end anytime soon.
I am Amanda Fontaine, I run Samollynn Angoras and have been doing so for about five years now. I hope to spread not only the lovely fiber that they share with me, but the knowledge that I have learned over the years from others, and my own experience.