Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009 Jan's Giant Pumpkin

And we're off!

I got this baby in the ground Saturday. This plant is from a seed from last year's pumpkin, the 452.5 Gruber. I also have a 1004 Holland that will grow under the bunny cages, it will be the pollinator for this year's pumpkin.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Well, the patriotic picture of the bunnies didn't work out quite the way I had planned, I couldn't find a suitable backdrop for them, but here they are anyway, my red, white, and blue bunnies:

May we remember and honor all those who gave their lives protecting us and our way of life.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Meet Dusty's Smoke

Here is one of my newest additions to the rabbitry, Dusty's Smoke. He has a very promising body under all that fluff, and the crimp to his wool is amazing. He'll get his first shearing soon. Smoke has an interesting mix of bloodlines that should mesh beautifully with my own.

Members of Dark's litter are finding their way to their new homes, all but the little tort should be gone by the end of the month. She'll hang around here until we can figure out a way to get her to Vermont, as well as a way back home for a bunny I'll be getting. I'll be posting a very patriotic picture of these bunnies over the holiday weekend. ;)

I took a day off work today to help out at an alpaca shearing. A friend of mine has around 50 alpacas and today they all got nekkid. They weren't too thrilled by it all, but the shearer was quick and gentle and they were each done in less than 5 minutes, none the worse for wear. Now there are bags upon bags of fiber to be skirted, sorted, and washed. I plan on buying a pound of some beautiful golden fiber.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Pics coming

I've had such a frustrating Spring trying to get rabbits bred, that I did some housecleaning (actually, I lent out some bunns to other breeders to see if they would have better luck) and brought in some new bunns.

I went to an old acquaintance who no longer breeds and bought a trio of rabbits, a buck and two does. They are related to Mopsie, who is the doe with the spectacular litter of ten who graces my blog and my web page. The buck will be sold along with one of my baby does from Dark's colorful litter, the does are staying here to be bred. They are from some excellent older lines, and if they do half as well as Mopsie did they'll do 10 times better than the newer lines I was so heavily invested in. I also picked up a gorgeous dark black buck from my good friend Dustin. :)