Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people.

Colossians 3:23

Like a Flash

Oh my! The kits are changing so quickly!
In this picture they are 6 days old and the grey is darkening to black. Sonoma has been a perfect first time mother to boot. My other doe, Truly, has had a time of it. She is proving her own though. The poor girl. I have a lot to learn about rabbits. The first item on the list is that just because you don't think a breeding took, expect kits (babies). I took the young gal with me to OFFF with me which proved to be a huge mistake (although if I left her home my husband would have not had any idea what to do). Friday night she began to frantically nest and Saturday morning she delivered 5 kits. In the small traveling cage. 3 have survived. I thought I'd loose them all.
Isn't this little guy so cute! He's one of Truly's and if this silkiness means anything, his/her fiber will be just as lovely as his parents. I'm still in the deciding phase of where I want to go with my little cottage endeavor. After spending the weekend in the rabbit barn I really want to show rabbits. The problem is this: my guys are all mixed. ARBA only recognizes English, Satin, French of Giant angoras. I really love the Germans (colored...unrecognizable by IAGARB). I do like the clean furnishings of the French too. So, I'm thinking I need to obtain 1 or 2 French does and 1 French buck. I'd like to keep Pops to incorporate his incredible qualities. I had planned to sell him but when an IAGARB judge is impressed and strongly encourages me to keep a rabbit, I listen. What to do? I guess I'll just have to love on these little guys until they make their ways to new homes.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Litter

These seven naked wiggling bundles are a first for me. They are giant x French angoras. They all seem healthy and look perfect. Let's hope all stays that way. In 10 days I should be able to know what color they will end up being. There is only 1 light pink (in the right corner) and that one is a pretty safe bet White. The others...only time will tell.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

Ugh! It's 91 at 4 in the afternoon. I know that 91 is pleasant for some but not for this native Washingtonian. I'm seriously ready for rain. Lots and lots of rain. I'm ready for apple cider, pumpkin patches, a roaring fire in the fireplace and sweaters. I can barely allow myself to think about such things when it's this warm. If I could only bring myself to start up the sewing machine and work on the pinwheel quilt top that I've been messing with here and there. There is also fall jumpers and shirts to make. It's just too warm.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget

I will never forget where I was, the fear nor the tears on 9/11. I will forever have the utmost respect for those who have served and are serving.