Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Cleaning

I had planned on getting up early yesterday to clean the rabbitry, since it was in desperate need of some cleaning. With summer comes molts, which leads to tons of hair stuck to the cages. That added with hard water buildup is no bueno. Unfortunately, I slept in too late so I didn't get a chance to get out there when the weather was still bearable.

So, I decided I would do the cleaning at night. I actually prefer that so that I don't have to get burned by the sun, haha. Anyway, I started at 8 and between cleaning cages, trays, washing all my crocks and water bottles, brushing bunnies, and other various things I didn't finish until after midnight! It was really dark so I really didn't get to fully appreciate my hard work until this morning, and I was really pleased with how good everything looked! Hopefully I won't have to clean cages again until the fall. :)

As I was cleaning I finally got the time to go over some of my juniors and let me tell you, I'm really excited with what I'm seeing in my current batch of babies! They have the compactness that I've been breeding for and have been getting that nice solid HQ I've always wanted. I can't wait to see them go out in the fall!

I still have two junior bucks still available. They are both nice and should make nice 4H/Show animals. You can check them out on the For Sale page of my website.

I will finally be taking some nice pictures for my website in the next few days....I know, about time! Once I take them and get them upload to the computer I'll be sure to post them on the website and the blog. :)

- Michael

Friday, July 9, 2010

Update on the Rabbitry

The rabbits are doing well with the summer heat and my herd reduction is moving along nicely. All of my Jersey Woolies are spoken for and will be leaving next Friday, so that will clear out five cages which is amazing! I will be keeping three Woolies - 1 Buck, 1 Doe, and 1 Jr (sex unknown right now). They are all dilutes so I guess I'm working with just dilutes now! Oh well, they're really pretty colors (Blues, Blue Otters, and Brokens, my favorite!).

I still have two nice junior Mini Lops available, and that's all I'll have available for a while. They are nice bucks, go check them out on my For Sale page. I will be keeping 5 Mini Lops - a Sr Buck, two Sr Does, a Jr Buck, and a Jr Doe. I really love ALL of them, I'm really excited to see the juniors before! I got a lot of Chinchillas with my Spring litters, so I'm excited to have that color back in my barn again since Chinchillas are a favorite of mine.

I won't be attending many shows, if at all, for the rest of the year. I start college next month and I'm sure I'll be kept quite busy but I hope to apply for my judge's license next month as well. EEEK!

Well, that's all for now! I'll try to post a few new blogs before I leave for school.

- Michael