One of our graduates “posing” with her owner’s spinning wheel.  Wonder what the bunny is thinking.  Is she wary of this “thing” that consumes fiber?  Perhaps she is enthusiastically ready to participate in a  rapid “bunny to yarn” transformation.  (Bet she can’t figure out how her owner came up with that Sea Green colored yarn last week.)

 

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image (40)image (39)A quick update to our previous post on this subject.  Momma bunny and kits are doing very well.  Their owner’s pictures say it all.  Enjoy.

 

Well, the 2013 Show and Fair Season is over.  The past two weekends we participated in local Craft and Gift Fairs here in Aroostook County, Maine.  We are now mapping out our schedule for  2014.

We already know we will be doing the 2nd Annual Winter Crafts/Artisan Market here in Houlton in February.  We will also do the Summer Farmers Market in Houlton’s Market Square several Saturdays between Memorial Day weekend and early October.  Along the way we will participate in two Craft & Gift Fairs in Monument Park in Houlton and Took-A- Leap Farm’s June and October Open Houses. If you will be in Maine in 2014, come see us.

Other shows and fairs around Maine and elsewhere are under consideration.  If you have a local Craft/Gift Fair that you think would benefit with our participation, please let us know as soon as possible.  We will consider traveling anywhere in northern New England.  Besides our angora yarn, we will have finished angora yarn items and if feasible, one or two of our bunnies.

Seasons Greetings, and a Happy New Year!

We have all heard about things, “”multiplying like bunnies”  One of our friends recently had quite a shock.  When the family came home one evening, a check of the Rabbitry revealed ten (yes, 10) kits in a cage with a doe that had NOT been bred!  The kits, without a nest, didn’t have much of a chance, but due to some fast thinking on the part of our friends, three survived and are healthy, fat, and happy kits.  A little investigation and recall of a recent time when the cages were rearranged for cleaning determined how and when the breeding occurred. The bunnies literally were amorous through the adjoining cage wire.  So, a word of caution.  Keep your cages sufficiently separated so as to avoid any Forbidden Love episodes in your Rabbitry.  By the way, the doe is fine and doing a great job with her kits.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Dinah’s kits are ready for new homes.  Dinah is a German-French cross.  We mated her with a full German and the result was two REW (ruby-eyed white) bucks and two colored bunnies (a buck and a doe) that look very much like Dinah.  One of the whites goes to join Martha (the “shopper”) in northern Maine within the week.  That leaves just three kits, at least one of which we will keep.

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Well, maybe not a “world” traveler, but Susanna, one of Ruth’s kits made a major multistate trip in mid-September.  From our home in Maine, through NH, MA, and CT, Susanna was delivered to her new owner in Danbury, CT for further travel to her new home NY.  Five states in about 24 hours!  Susanna sure gets around!  She is doing quite well after a period of adjustment and her owner is pleased.  (Note:  We will NOT ship a bunny anywhere.  We will deliver or meet for a transfer, or put you in touch with a breeder in your area.)

Martha’s new home has lots to explore.  She was caught examining a shopping bag.  The owner’s caption says it all.

 

Martha wanted to go shopping.... she's my kind of bunny! ;)

Martha wanted to go shopping…. she’s my kind of bunny! 😉

 

Liebschen, one of our recent graduates, apparently didn’t like what her new owner said or did, thus she stuck out her tongue.

Liebschen apparently isn’t happy about something.

 

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Recently, another of our bunnies graduated to a home with a really nice family.  Martha moved north near the Canadian border. (You can’t go much further north in Maine than where we are, but she did it.)  Martha is a beautiful gray cross (German-French) angora with a gentle personality.  Fortunately for us, we still have her brother and sister, both of whom we plan to keep because of the beautiful fiber that, when blended with Merino wool, gives us some nice natural shades of gray yarn.

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Dinah’s kits are growing up!  They have been taking turns getting out (and back in) the nest box.  Today, all four were not only out of the nest box at the same time but all four were together in Dinah’s food dish.  For some reason, all our baby bunnies have done this, and not just to eat.  So, we removed the nest box from the cage and the kits are on their own (sort of).  Actually, they will be bugging Dinah for a few days but also adding food pellets to the hay they are already nibbling on.  It won’t be long before we have to add a second food dish and water bottle.  Babies will be available to go to new homes in early October.

Silly Bunnies, Part 2.

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