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Sunday, May 5, 2013


So, today I was able to go with my friend, Faith to a 4-H show near my home.  I took Bandit with me and entered him in the breed show and also did showmanship.  He got 2nd place at the breed show.  The judge said that it was very close and that he probably would have won if his coat would have been in nicer condition. :(  He is starting to molt and I also switched their feed, so that probably had something to do with it as well. :)  In showmanship, well...... in my opinion I FAILED!!  I had NEVER done anything like that before and was SUPER nervous and I just could not think of the answers to the questions she would ask me.  Of course, I would have been able to answer the question that she gave the person next to me... but, oh well.  I just know now that I will never, ever, ever do that again(unless I change my mind. :))

I also gave Ruby her nestbox today!  I am super excited to have babies around.  I am not very good(at all) at palpating, so I do not know for sure if Ruby is bred, but am pretty sure! :)  I guess I will know in a couple days. :)  I'll keep ya updated... hopefully with some pictures too!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I'm Back!

Hey Everyone!
So, I am finally back from my long trip(although it really didn't seem that long at all!)!!  I had such a wonderful time!  I have to say that my highlight was being able to go to the Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  We went there Easter Sunday and were able to do a lot of fun stuff with the kids there.  I am excited to be able to go back in June with some people from my church!

Ok, so bunnies.  Yesterday I bred Ruby to Bandit.  So, hopefully I will have some babies in May!   I have missed having babies around. :)  I haven't had any babies in like 6 months!!  That is way to long for me! :)  Really looking forward to this litter. 

I'll keep you updated om Ruby!  Until next time...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Much needed UPDATES!!

Hello everyone!!  That is... everyone who even looks at this blog anymore!!  I have had a VERY busy fall/winter so far, and it is just going to get crazier!!  In the next week or so my family and I are embarking out on a 6-8 week traveling adventure.  We are going to Florida first and then some other places down South.  We are all pretty excited and nervous. :)  If you would like to know more about our travels, check out our family blog: http://www.thisfamilyoften.blogspot.com/  
We just created the blog, so there isn't anything really on there yet.  Check back a little later. 

Anyways, about BUNNIES!!  I am taking a brake from breeding for the rest of the winter, because I will not be here (duh). :)  In the spring I plan on starting breeding again.  So come April I should have some more interesting stuff to blog about. :)  I hope to get better at blogging.  I like blogging, I just can't always find the time and it isn't really worth blogging when there is nothing interesting to blog about. :)  Maybe some of you bloggers know what I mean. :)

Anyways, I have to go to bed now.  I just thought I would let all you know why I haven't been blogging lately.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Minnesota State Convention!

To sum up the whole day: I had a BLAST!!!  So, I woke up at about 5:45, loaded all the bunnies up and was on the road by 6:30.  Got there around 7, met Emily and her dad and then we set up "camp".  And then we sat, sat, sat, and sat some more, and a little more.  It was a lloonngg morning.  But it was fun to walk around and see all the different kinds of rabbits.  My mom came with me this time (her first rabbit show) and she really wanted to see an Angora rabbit (I had shown her all these pictures of them:)).  We did find a couple, there weren't very many.  The lady that had them was kind enough to let us pet one and they were so soft!!!  I was kinda surprised! :)  Anyways, back the to the show. :)  Finally, at about 1:30-1:45 ish Dwarf Hotot's were called over to Susie Dapper's table.  We waited while open was getting judged.  Then it was youth!!  Onyx was in senior bucks and he won 4th out of 7 bucks!  I was hoping for him to do a little better, but he did pretty good.  Then it was senior does.... only Ruby and Emily's doe Zahara were in the senior doe class.  Ruby got first and Zahara got 2nd.  Then Junior bucks.  Bandit won 1st!!!  I was kinda surprised!!  And then when BOB was being judged, he won that too!!!  I am so proud of him!!  I am excited to show him some more and when he is old enough, to breed him and see how his babies turn out!! 

 Bandit with his 1st place ribbon and BOB trophy!!!  So proud of him!!

That is a pretty horrible picture of Ruby.  She is being a "pancake".  I just had to get a picture of her with her ribbon though. :)

And for other news.... I am considering keeping one of Ruby's babies.  Jasper is about 10 weeks old and is one of the most GORGEOUS rabbit I have ever seen.  He has a block of a head.  Has amazing width.  Good topline.... perfect!! :) lol  I brought him to the show to see what other breeders thought of him and they all LOVED him.  The only reason I would maybe not keep him is because I would not have room.  I have to sell Onyx before I can for sure keep him.  If I can't, then Emily will get him.

He looks kinda long in the pic... trust he, he is not!!

Well, this is the end of my big post!  I need to head off to bed now.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Update... much needed update!! :)

Wow.... it has been like a month since I last posted!!!  Summer just gets SOOOO busy for us.  I hope to do post more post this fall/winter. :)

There hasn't really been any major changes in the rabbitry lately.  I am starting to condition the buns (maybe a little early:)) for the show this September.  I am really excited!!  It will be the MN convention!  This will be my second show.  Last show I brought only one bun(Onyx), this show I am hopeing to bring at least 3.... Ruby, Onyx and Bandit.  Ruby has had 2 litters, but still seems to be just gorgeous.  I will take some pictures of her after I wean her litter that she has right now... in about a week.  Bandit, my first homegrown, is just a gorgeous (or should I say, handsome:)) buck!!  I am really excites to see what the judges think of him.

He isn't very photogenic though. :) lol

Bandit again. :)
And, I am also trying to sell Bella.  So I bought a new brood doe to replace her!!  Presenting..... Hoppin' Hotot's Lily!!


Lily is a very nice doe.  I was hopeing to show her, but found a little black spot on her ear. :(  But, I am excited to breed her in a couple months and see how her babies turn out!! :)

And Bella's babies are a little over 5 weeks old and are cuter than ever!!!  I am pretty sure it is 2 bucks, 1 doe.

Sorry, the lighting wasn't very good in that picture. :)
The other buck - Petey

A buck - Petey
The other buck - Denny

And the doe.. Evelynn

And Ruby's babies are just ADORABLE!!!  I can't get over how cute they are!!  They are just over 4 weeks.  I am still figuring out there gender.

Aren't they just cuties?!?!?!