Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
They are so busy with nonsense today that they didn't even cruise the bunny blogs and comment on all the great pictures and posts. Now we have to wait a whole nother day to find out how Freckles is.
They DID get all of us bunns outside for awhile when the sun shined today, and they DID hang up the Hex Sign on the garage. They "say" they will post a picture of that later. Ha.
But still ... heck ... they didn't even put up a 'For Rent' sign about the neato bunny apartments we have, as some of you suggested. Think how nice that would be for some poor bunny who is cold and unloved in the world.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
But now there is this big double-decker cage set-up built there. Zoey is in the lower checking it out. Some of our bunns lived in there in the summers. Each cage has a big wooden-framed, slide-out pan under it for easy cleaning. There is a nice fan in the upper and a string of colored chili-pepper lights along the top! Very posh and cozy. I grill outside in the dark yard, wind, and rain.
And these beauties are currently unoccupied, all the bunns having weaseled their way into Bunny Lady's heart and house. So I guess they are still here for backup or emergencies. Baxter and Zoey do spend most nice days outside in this area, so that is why the door is tied open ... they go in there from time to time. Especially Zoey. When it is time to come in the house, she often hops in there, way back in the corner, and then guess who gets down on hands and knees and sticks his head in and reaches back in there ... thank goodness Z-Bob does not bite and actually loves to be gotten and brought in for a nice session of lap-time. She just likes playing "hard-to-get!"
Still no Spring to report on .......... it snowed again some - in fact, it is clunking on the roof right this moment!!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Oh dear, another of several very chilly, wet, dribbly-snow days. Things are being about 10 degrees below normal here and Spring is retreating at the rate of about 50 miles a day!!! We have gotten our heavy coats out again. Hate to complain but this is AWFUL and it is planned for another few days too. At least many of you are sharing the misery, except for those S/W and Virginia and N'Awlins bunns.
However - there is a Goldfinch hanging out at the feeder today. I wonder where it came from? That is Distlefink in German, I think???
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Yup, horrid weather today in the Pacific Northwest. A few of the bunns got out under the big covered area for a bit, just to stretch their legs and allow the cleaning crew ... aka Bunny Lady ... in. But mainly a laid back day. One nice thing - there is usually some pleasant music playing in the house, and the bunns do enjoy that!
How is spring behaving out your way????
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
It snowed a bit and hailed a bit today and down south of us a ways, by where Deb and Freckles live, I heard it was really snowing .. woof .. this is Spring folks, and the huge all-month Tulip Festival starts here on April 1. Let's get some warm. If you have never seen the Skagit Valley tulips, stand by, I will post a picture or two around mid-April when they are in their peak bloom!
Gosh, that was an overwhelming set of comments and helpful ideas for bunny tummy troubles. Thanks everybody. We got some new ideas to keep on hand. I think others did as well. Racer continues to be just fine.
As to the Hex Sign, if you Google that, you can find a couple of outlets who make and sell them, if you want to pursue one, or some cool designs. The "relative" that made ours does not do them as a business I don't think. I hope to hang it up this weekend, and then post a photo.
Finally, I hope Archie Ann, one of our favorite bunnies, is dried out and fluffy again. She was quite a bedraggled sight there on her blog the other day!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sometimes she hides under these benches toward the front ... they were for flower pots in the summer ... back when we only had two bunnys and got to use the deck some ourselves!!
Racer is under the weather tonight. He has had a good dose of fresh pineapple juice and some meta cam and we will get up in the morning and peek, frightenedly, into his condo and hope for the best!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
THIS got delivered for Easter! Wow! It is a Hex sign which the Pennsylvania Dutch people had on barns for good luck and to look nice. A relative makes them and the kids from The Farm had her make this for us as a surprise! I have just the spot for it and will post that picture when I get it up. It's about three feet across, beautiful!
The heart, the tulips, the birds (Distlefinks), and the rosette all have symbolic meanings. So do the choices of colors. The rabbits? Well, that means there are rabbits about!!!! (Ya think?)
Today we had "grauple", which is Mr. Weather's word for little pellets of ice coming down in a high wind! Brrrr..
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Bunny Lady freshens the hay in the morning before the gang goes out, and also the water in small crocks. Now and then we go out and clean up the wet stuff, freshen the litter boxes, and sweep up poop - even though a lot of it goes through the cracks down to the lower level.
Last spring we took everything up and pressure washed the whole works, quite a task, but it is quite nice now and should be OK for awhile. Except because winter is always damp here, the decking is green and slimy and may need a good washing soon anyway.
Oh well, what else would we do? Bowl?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
The bricks keep the top on in the wind, which is often around from Columbus Day to Mother's Day!
I should have known that nail clipping would hit lots of people .. it's quite a job and we feel so fortunate that everyone sits pretty still for it. I can not imagine doing it by myself, but I have seen others do it. Those curly side nails get pretty long on some of the bunns, others seem to keep them well worn down. They are hard to get a hold of and snip.
Have you seen that site about "your day/life in 7 words or less"? Got rabbits. No vacation. What's new?
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
My goodness, they have enough snow up there for another month or more, but ski school is only two more weeks. In this picture the little piggies are all up in the hills, skiing.
There is a comment, on the previous post, about the bunny named Pink. If you go to their blog and read about the episode .. whew! Count your blessings. Pink is a fortunate bunny to have such understanding keepers.
Bunny Lady reminds me that we DO have rabbit wine, it just isn't made of .. oh you get it.
Back to bunnies tomorrow.
Friday, March 14, 2008
This part of the deck has glassed in walls and a "plastic tarp" roof and so these guys can be out even on drippy, breezy days. They all have hidey-hole boxes to get in too, if they want.
That was an interesting bunch of bunny "thingys" reported on and we all await the posting of Archi's Mum's stuffed dog with rabbit ears! There was also a typo .. I said we got some rabbit wine ... I meant rabbit whine ... :<)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
We are about to plant the spring garden greens and should have some more good eats in a month or 6 weeks.
Got some happy bunns!
Is it just me? Those random sequences used for word verification seem more and more like real words! Today I almost saw Payday and Owltowel!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
That little house of Chico's? It photographs better than it looks. It has lots of chewed up places, they just don't show! Maybe we'll see a picture of a similar one somebody makes soon.
Three people looked at the carrot cake recipe today! A little bird said that Tidbit in Houston might get something similar for a treat!!!!