Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wow . . .

Where has the last week & a half gone?!! It's certainly flown by FAST! We just had flooring put in our downstairs, so the house was a disaster for about a week. It's just about all put back together now. It's so nice to have a smooth, easy to clean surface compared to bare wood :)!

The bunnies are all doing great. The weather has been pretty cold lately, but it warmed up today. It was beautiful today! So, we did the MUCH needed chore of dumping the trays and spraying off the big tray. Also, did some random brushing bunnies & playing with them.

Cameron & Jana have settled in REALLY well!

Jana is doing great. She's eating all her food and acting completely fine. She's a hilarious doe. Michael told me she was a bit shy when she was at his place . . . but she ain't a shy doe anymore. She's always pacing her cage when I step into the barn and at the door of her cage when I get close to her. She's so fun & so cute!

Cameron is also doing great. He's much less animated than Jana and would rather be starring at the doe in the cage behind him than pay attention to me being in the barn. But, lately he has been at the front of his cage when feeding time comes :).

I hope to get some new pictures of some bunnies (ones that I need to sell) soon, so we'll see. Hopefully that can happen in the next few days.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Additions

On Friday night I picked up two new additions to the rabbitry. The hope was to pick them up early Friday morning, but the transporters didn't get out of convention as early as they were hoping. One is a chinchilla mini lop buck and the other is a chestnut agouti mini lop doe. They are both young seniors - the buck just turned 6 months old (like a few days ago) and the doe is almost 9 months old.

Buck: Posey's Cameron! I've wanted to get a buck from Kim & Cristina for awhile and it finally worked out a few months ago. This year I realized it was about time for me to bring in a new herd buck, since almost all my babies this year are out of one buck. I kept my eye on the Posey's sale page and asked about several bunnies, but then this little guy stuck out to me. I think he will be a great addition to the herd and looks like exactly what the herd needs. He's not from unfamiliar lines either, which is a benefit. Thanks again guys :). So, here is Cameron:

This is not the best picture of him at all, since he is a lot nicer than this. I'll try to get a new picture of him soon!

Doe: Silent Spring's Jana! I had tossed around the idea of bringing in a doe from the Posey's but that wasn't going to work out very well because of all the transport costs. So, I gave up on bringing in another doe, until I saw a post Michael put up doing a big herd reduction. Michael has gorgeous stock and I know he'll be selling out shortly for college, so I figured I'd get another rabbit from him while I had a chance with a transport. Jana is from completely new lines, but I know these lines mesh well with my current lines. Jana is out of pure Kitsemble lines :)! I have one doe from Sara Kitsemble, but she is in my pointed white project, so it's nice to have a doe for my chocolate/lilac project out of Kitsemble lines. Jana is one beautiful doe who I think will add A LOT to the barn :). Jana placed 8th of 39 in Youth ML's at the ARBA Convention in San Diego this past week!! She's having a bit of a rougher time adjusting to everything out here, but she's already starting to not be so stressed out.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Annoying Server

Since I finally had a chance today to upload some pictures to the website, I opened up the FTP program and can't login to our server. Oh well, praise the Lord anyway! Our server has supposedly been doing updates for like a week or more. It was supposed to be up in 24-48 hours like 72 hours ago. So, I will post a few pictures of the baby pictures that I took last week here . . . it's not all of them though . . .

I got pictures of the new additions, but those will have to wait for the time being. I'm exhausted, my brain's fried from working on MySQL/PHP stuff for a website and I've gotta get off the computer for a few ;).


Friday, November 6, 2009

Update time . . .

A couple days ago I gave a few does ACV in their water. It worked again. Jake successfully bred Sarabeth yesterday. I'm hoping Tatianna will be ready to breed in the next day or so too.

I was able to get new pictures of the babies on Wednesday, but haven't had a chance to upload them yet. Our web server is in the process of upgrading, so we can't do anything with the sites for a couple more days anyway. I'm going to keep the bk chocolate doe out of Daisy's litter. She is beautiful. Very short & deep. Not that I *need* to keep another baby, but she will be very beneficial to the herd, I think. Plus, this is the last chance I have to keep anything out of Deckles :(. I'm not keeping anything from Kristen.

My two new rabbits are ALMOST here!! They should be somewhere in Texas or the first part of Oklahoma now and I should be picking them up within the next couple hours :). Yay! Will give more info & pictures once they arrive!

Jaimie emailed me a picture of Thad with his BIS bunny & all the stuff he won with it. Congrats again Thad :)! I'm so happy the buns have done so well. And this doe of his is a broken chocolate too!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall Cleaning

Thankfully this week has been SUNNY & much warmer. It's been a nice change from the cold, rainy, cloudy past couple months we've had.

I went ahead and took the opportunity to clean the barn today. I only got half the barn cleaned and re-organized, but the other half is *easy* to finished. The other half to clean is just the big cage unit and all that involves is taking the bunnies out of it and spraying it off.

I finally had the chance to get all the carrier cages cleaned out and put away under a tarp too. Some of them had shavings in them from random trips and stuff. I hadn't been able to get them all organized and put away right since my foot was broken and then it has been cold & rainy the past few weeks since I've been off crutches.

I hope to get some pictures of the babies tomorrow, Lord willing. We'll see though.

A couple days ago I received an exciting update from Jaimie in Louisiana. As I mentioned a couple posts ago, I sold several mini lops to her nephew a couple months back.

My nephew just won BIS at our state fair with the broken doe! He won his first belt buckle, a plaque, and a banner. Just wanted to let you know. He is so excited.
That was some great news to receive! Thanks for keeping me updated Jaimie and congrats again to Thad :)!