We can NOT WAIT to see this! =)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
My oldest, Jacob, is a bit of a wildlife nut. He loves learning about animals, and recently purchased a wildlife camera to see what he could catch on it. Since he loves the outdoors and taking pictures, this is the best of both worlds for him!
A few days ago, he lost one of his Havana rabbits (natural causes) and decided that this would be a perfect time to "bait" his wildlife camera to see what would come around.
Very interesting results!!
I'm loving that J is taking such an interest in world around him! And I won't be going out into the woods at the farm for a long, long, LONG time!!
Posted by Becky at 11:41 AM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Tristen officially had cooties Saturday. I heard him wake up and start up the stairs--(Does anyone else get an overwhelming sense of dread when their kids come into their rooms in the middle of the night? At our house, it's never good, and usually means vomit.)
He had thrown up. I mean, he had THROWN UP. I had to call D to come down and help. The only thing he was upset about? Not that he was sick, but that he was suppose to show his new bunnies, and do showmanship for the very first time at a clinic in Wichita. =(
Dan and Jake still took off for the show, with Dan feeling very guilty about leaving us behind, and T upset he wasn't in the car with them.
He got sicker and sicker through out the day. He only threw up once, but his fever would go way up and then down, and then back up again. His head hurt so bad, and he cried because his eyes hurt. =( I panic when my boys have fevers. When I was 15 or so and my sister was a baby, she was sick, and mom told me to put her in the bathtub while she ran to town to get her some Tylenol. Mom left, and Michelle had a febrile seizure. It's something I can still see in my mind, and scares the bajeebies out of me anytime a kid has a fever.
BUT--he was up and raiding the kitchen cabinets the next morning. So thankful it didn't last long.
J did well at the show, not winning anything big, but still getting blues on the bunnies he did take. (It was a 4-H show, and qualified the bunnies he took for the State Fair.) and got a blue on the judging contest. He had chosen not to do showmanship this time because he just hasn't had the time to practice.
Back when he first got into Havanas, he was ONLY going to have blacks. Then he had a litter that had 2 chocolates in it, and he fell in love with them. Recently, he'd talked to friend of ours about picking up a blue Havana buck and I told him he was only missing the broken variety, so he might as well get one of those too...I was mostly joking. Well, he came home with 2 baby blue Havana bucks, and a broken doe, who is expecting a litter in a week or two. I guess that's what I get for opening my mouth. ;) I'm telling you EVERY TIME we go to that show, we came home with more animals than we left with. Last year at that show is where we brought home Mr Guinea Pig.
SO FAR...KNOCKING ON WOOD...that's the only sickness we've had for a while. It seems really bad this year, and I'm really REALLY looking forward to spring!
Posted by Becky at 9:07 AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Our big snowstorm wasn't quiet as big as we thought it was, but we did get enough to cause school delays and early dismissals.
I'm not good with the cold. It makes my bones hurt, and my shoes get all wet, and the my feet get cold, and I hate that feeling when your hands are so cold they hurt, and my nose runs, my ears sting, and...well, basically, I'm a baby.
For this storm they were calling for dangerous wind chills, not just snow, so we had to make sure all the bunnies were bunkered down,and the cows were up close to the barn. Dan moved the bale into the lot so they wouldn't have to go far for food, but they were all back out in the pasture grazing when we checked on them.
Dan also spent a good part of one day closing up the barn. When you have rabbits inside a building you have to have a lot of ventilation, therefore one side of the barn has a partial wall, and the door is just screen, so a breeze can get through. But with dangerous wind chills, Dan closed it all up and they are all warm and happy. They are also loving the extra food they've been getting, as they use more energy staying warm and need a bit extra in cold weather. Hopefully we can open it all back up middle of this week! I'm sure they would love to see the sun again...I'm afraid with it being so dim in there it will throw our does into permanent menopause. ;)
(Rabbits will breed better when they have more hours of sunlight. In the wild a doe knows that a litter born in the winter will usually not go well.)
But I've been impressed with our ol' sad garage turned bunny barn. We only found one place in the roof that let snow come in, and that was just in a walkway, not on any buns, and it's been10 degrees warmer inside for them.
Can you believe I AM STILL NOT DONE WITH THOSE STINKIN PATCHES?? UGH! I WILL get them done today!
Posted by Becky at 8:06 AM
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Both have aquired new club and breed club patches over the past year, and would like to have them on for a clinic they have next weekend.
I'm wishing I hadn't have put if off. Only 5 more to go. BLAH
Posted by Becky at 9:35 AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I've a worrier. No, really. I don't think people really get how MUCH I worry or some of the funny things I worry ABOUT.
This morning, at 3am, I was wide awake, thinking about what would happen if we added on to our kitchen. No, that's not really true. Ok..here goes. I was worried about what would happen if we added on to our kitchen and we didn't get it all sealed up and mice were able to come in. Now we have TALKED about, and DAYDREAMED about adding on, but have no plans to do this anytime soon, but I was wide awake, worried about mice.
Now, I don't think MICE are what I am REALLY worried about. I seem to just take off with random stuff like this when I have added stress or issues going on in my life, and there is a lot on my mind right now.
So this morning I just "happened" to find this.
Hoping I can get better at this! I'm sure my family..and my stomach...would thank me!
Posted by Becky at 11:51 AM
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Welcome 2011...I hope your as good to us as 2010 was!
Posted by Becky at 3:56 PM