Fluffy Butts and Turnips

I wonder how many weird google referrals we’re going to get for that title… Oh well. Look at all our pretty colors! I spent today getting every single one of Dandelion’s litter photographed for the waiting list of prospective rabbit owners. I can’t believe they will be six-weeks old tomorrow! I started officially weaning them yesterday by separating a batch from Dandelion, although it looks as if she had weaned them all last week.

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I also harvested the last of the turnips from the garden. What a sad day. That’s about it for growing anything until we build a greenhouse next month. Our neighbor wanted to level out the soil in the garden before spring, but after getting his ATV out he decided the ground was absolutely frozen and that it would be near impossible to do anything with until spring anyhow. It was fun to watch him get the plow attachment out anyway.

Our house is on a slope so I feel like we live in a tree house sometimes when I look out on our tiny field– mostly to see what people are up to. We hardly ever get anyone daring enough to trek down our driveway in the winter so noise in the yard usually means: intruder. Although there was a curious cable t.v. salesman who came down the driveway last spring right as I was breeding rabbits. That’ll teach ’em!

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11 thoughts on “Fluffy Butts and Turnips

    • Hmm… Well, I think that chestnut #1 is the lightest in weight. The two blues are almost indistinguishable in size, weight, and fiber– although blue #6 was very curious on the table and blue #5 sat very patiently. Black #3 has a show disqualification (small white mark on her nose), but she has some great potential as a wooler. The opal is probably the fluffiest so I would expect nice wool from her. The two whites are pretty much the same, but one is make and the other female. I think the female white has a better body type.

      Their dam, Dandelion, has superb wool and crimp. She produces consistent wool and almost never has mats so I would expect similar results from her litters.

      As you may know, Obsidian, their sire, is still fairly new here and this is his first sired litter so I don’t know fully what he can produce. But since I have had him, I put some healthy weight on him and now he is producing some long wool.

      So the potential is there for all of them.

  1. Do you use your rabbit droppings to fertilize your garden?

    Was thinking about putting the paper poop and all from caspers cage in the compost pile lord knows he makes enough. Lol

    • Oh my gosh yes! We accumulate a wheel barrow full every week and two wheel barrows full when we have babies. It is a “cold” compost so it can go right in without being heated up first like other manures. Rabbit manure is also full of nitrogen which plants LOVE!

  2. They are all adorable! You did an amazing job in getting all the kits to face the camera at the same time. Anyone purchasing them is very lucky.

  3. Just have to ask, how did you get your little “buns” to cooperate? My daughter tries to photograph hers and they are never that cooperative. What are your tricks?

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