This is a young senior buck I took to ARBA Convention to sell, since he didn't sell there he is now for sale locally. He is a brood buck out of Tiger and Pumpkin, light on markings but nice color balance and type. He is showable. $35.00 w/ pedigree
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Here's Goblin on the left and Ghost on the right the two kittens I kept from my spring batch of bottle babies. These two cats are some of the most bonded siblings I have ever seen, they do everything together. They are both excellent mousers and Goblin particularly has brought me some enormous critters including a HUGE field rat! They're about 7-8 months old now and sweet as can be, they purr all the time and love to hop into laps for a cuddle session.
And here's a bunch of my goats lounging around. A real family affair, Dixie on the left standing with her two daughers Chime and Dudette, then Caddy on the right with her daugher Mascara and son Oreo.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Despite all of these great expansions there is still much to do on the farm and I'm making a list at the moment of the most essential projects I'd like to get completed. First on my list is a large land clearing project. As much as I'd like to do all the clearing on the property as naturally as possible, with what I want to do with the land I'm going to have to do machine work to clear about 10 acres or so in early 2012. The newly cleared land will serve many purposes; hay field, more pasture space for the goats and the pot belly pigs, future orchard/vegetable garden plots, new dog yards including an agility field - ideally I'd like to have a pretty nicely sized yard for each dog with a dog house for them to stay out in on nice days as opposed to the kennels which are still spacious for confinement purposes.
The land clearing will undoubtly cost alot of money, but thankfully some of the lumber will be sold to help defray a portion of the cost. This project will also be in stages as after the land is cut the soil will need to be worked before anything can be grown on it.
Along with this massive clearing project I'm planning there are a few smaller projects such as a new kidding barn and pen in the doe paddock for the goats. I have a bunch more ideas but of course with the expense of the clearing project most of the other ones will be put on the back burner til its completed.
Monday, November 7, 2011
I've been home from ARBA Convention for a few days now and am slowly getting back into the swing of things with balancing work and farm chores.
I gave my new pair of Creme D'Argents a few days to settle in before I took them out of their new digs to take photos of them. They initially were slow to eat pellets but were devouring hay, they haven't figured out my auto watering system but since its almost time to winterize and the auto watering system will be cut off in favor of water bottles and crocks its okay they haven't learned to use the valves, I'm providing them with crocks for now.
Both Cremes are big, docile, super soft bunnies, I just adore them!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
If you've never attended an ARBA Convention before it can be difficult to understand the concept of over 22,000 rabbits being kept in one place for a week and the unbelievable amount of work that goes into the show from the club hosting and from the attendees.
This year I drove to Convention with a fellow bunny breeder. Since I entered 20 rabbits it made the most sense to bring along a trailer to haul the bunnies so the car could be filled with human necesseties and that way on such a long trip (about 13 hours one way) the car doesn't get filled with the noxious ammonia fumes of multiple bunnies in a small enclosed space.