Friday, April 29, 2005

News from the Bunny House

wet Lily
Originally uploaded by Greenberry House.
Went into the bunny house for morning chores and the first thing I saw was a pile of newly pulled wool in Mary's nest box! No bunnies yet; she's not due until tomorrow. But after waiting for nearly two years for bunnies from her, this is exciting! Mary is my pure German doe, all old lines but the best fiber producer that I have from those lines. I bred her to Woolybuns Yankee Doodle Dandy; who is new import lines on his father's side and Samson on his mother's.

Autumn Joy, my sweetheart chocolate chin, isn't pulling wool but her little belly is as round as a ball. She didn't eat her hay this morning but was nibbling her green treat. Mary had eaten all her nest box hay but Joy hasn't touched hers. So I'm thinking there will be some bunnies tomorrow! Joy is bred to Delly's Delight Quenten, my beautiful lynx buck. There should be some gorgeous colored bunnies from the two of them!

Maple, the other doe that I bred, isn't showing any signs yet. But she's a big, placid girl who takes kindling in stride, usually without much fuss.

Even though it's raining, it's pleasant doing the chores down in the bunny house. It's cozy and warm and the animals are so happy to see me with their breakfast!

I left the porch door open for Lily this morning and finally I saw her sitting inside. She stayed out for a long time, but when I let her in she was wild, playing and romping and spraying water everywhere! Apparently she disposed of whatever was bothering her. I keep a close eye on her diet, etc., but occasionally she has a tummy upset. Now she's drying off and all the spaniel curl is coming into her coat!

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