Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
These pink Roses were a gift ... they are "Super Bunny Lady" and below them are "A Daughter Daisys", which have HUGE blossoms!
Another gift were these "King Rabbits' Guy Lilies" straight from Holland! That lighter green thingy in the back is yellow hops ... every year it grows up a 25' pole at the corner of the old barn. Very cool! The green feathery thing toward the left is Bald Cyprus trees! The Arbor Day Foundation sent them in the mail one year - along with another tree, neither of which are for this climate. Three of the Bald Cyprus live on - they lose all their needles every fall and look horrid - dead actually - but then come back so pretty in the spring!
SHOW ME THE GREENS ........................
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I have no clue what Winston is trying to do here. I think he might be training for the Bunny Gymnastic Olympics or something. This evening he had to be in the little cage for a few minutes during condo cleaning because it rained today (I think like the 5th time in the past 70 years it has rained here on July 29.) Anyway he kept pushing his head against the top to try to push it open ... he almost had to be on tippy hind toes to do it. Twice he fell right over backward ... a backward somersault! Amazing. He just picked himself up, dusted off his pants, and went right back at it! Our Winnie!!!!
Hey ... now that I look at that picture more it seems like he is practicing on one of those rock-climbing walls!!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Being bunnies, they don't let on that they are being trapped, instead they romp and play and love to snuggle up in her nice pot!!! Then we can just go out and scoop them right up! Win Win Win ... oh, except for Savannah. I don't think she likes that sharing!
Did you see the cute heading on Google today? Peter Rabbit!!!!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Great time, all fingers intact. Turns out there are only 7 verses to Roll On Columbia!
OK so Fred Meyer is a store like a WalMart but maybe more upscale and regional.
Kid walks by and the MC says Where did you get those shoes, and the kid says Fred Meyer. Next kid walks by and the MC says where did you get that nice shirt, and the kid says Fred Meyer. This goes on through about 5 kids. Then a kid comes running by in his underwear. I'm Fred Meyer he yells!
That is sort of what camp is like!!!!! Did I mention TP-ing the tents?
Looking forward to a nice weekend in the back yard and with Bunny Lady and the bunns!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Our table and chairs sit right square in the way when you walk in, and with a great view out the windows over the fields, hills, and a bit of Mt. Baker. So all the projects, work in progress, books, visits, bunny time, fur, food, and other good stuff pretty much happens right there! People come in, sit down, and don't seem to want to leave. Some times we even just have to go ahead and go to bed so they do!
Anyway, that is why you see so many bunnies in those chairs ..............
No Post Thursday ... off to another camp-out and being the camp-fire ringleader!!! "Kumbaya" anybody??? How about all 12 verses of "Roll On Columbia?" Remind me to tell you the Fred Meyer joke sometime. Probably only Freckles and Deb will get it since I don't think anybody else has a Fred Meyer store.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Say .. a BIG THANKS for the folks who honored us with the Brillante award and we have posted it already. Looks right snappy there. The award made the rounds so fast that we sort of lost track of who got it, so I don't think we will pass it on. But it is not that we don't care ... :<)
The east coast blue crab vs. the west coast dungeness. Votes????
Monday, July 21, 2008
I, Baxter, get the microphone for the news of the day! So here it is .....
Bunny Lady brought the usual good breakfasts around at about 8:00AM. We all got a snuggle and kiss and stuff like that. About 9:30 she cleaned up all the outside pens and freshened the hay and water. Then she picked us each up and held us for awhile .. most of us like that, I would stay there all day I think! Then out to the pens we go. I go with Zoey, and we are next to Chico.
We sleep, eat, poop, sit and look, drink water, chew on sticks, groom, eat, poop etc..... along about 3:30 those 2-foots mowed the lawn and that was a noisy mess. Yuck - they cut down the yummy dandelions and clovers, although Bunny Lady rescued a huge bunch first.
About 5:00 Bunny Lady cleaned up all the inside condos and gave us all fresh pellets and oats and water and hay in there. Then she brought us all in .. and again we sat on the lap and had a good snuggle. Rabbits' Guy does Lucky, Goldie and Zoey .... BL does the rest except for The Princess who has her own private door to come in. RG takes care of that detail!
At about 8:00pm RG went out to collect lots of good garden greens and BL made us our evening salads ... oh my they are yummy. I pretty much gobble mine up ... some of the guys, like Racer, save it for later. But they are all all gone by morning.
Now I am ready for the dark time .... a fun day in bunnyland aka The House of Rabbits.
Oh -- RG says use Google Images and do "Bunny Yawn" and the Bunny Scream picture (and others) will come up!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Here I am finishing. I stuck up my arms to wave to all my fans and let them know I was still alive! My strategy was two fold .. (there were almost 200 runners) .. first to go along the outer edge of the course, where others had not run, thus firmer footing, even though farther to go that way. Second, to start slow and ease off. My plan worked well, I passed many "stuck runners" along the back stretch 50 yards. But, the final few yards narrowed down into the finish chute and that was a horrid mass of churned up muck from the 100 or so ahead of me. It was a struggle to the shoreline.Here I am with a couple of fellow sloggers. As you can see, I did not get nearly as ratty as they, and others, did. Behind us are people lined up for the wash down hoses. We all have our shoes duct-taped on - even so, many lost theirs! I am actually wearing white sox! Unfortunately, we have not yet really cleared the line where the timers are, so our "official" times are horrid .. but finishing was the key.
Only the top three women and men finishers got medals, but all finishers got these dandy gold-painted oyster shells! The fastest runner was just under a minute. I took about 2 minutes, seemed like a long time! There were nearly 2,000 people at the Bivalve Bash .. it was an all day party and the weather was perfect.
Some previous commenter asked for a Bivalve! Here is granddaughter Lani with a Geoduck she bought. It's alive, weighs three pounds, and is destined for clam strips. 2,000 people there and guess how many Geoducks they sold ... right ... 1. Now where would she get the genes for doing such eccentric things??? I'm not explaining Geoducks - Google it ....
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wish me luck ....
Great Scott did you see Disapproving Rabbits today. Unbelievable.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Ah yes - a bunny! The Princess about to demolish a box, shoes and all! "No Princess, No! Hop back in your pen! Go get your Oats!"
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I am behind on checking out the blog posts round and about. Tomorrow!!! (Today was the first day of Dungeness Crabbing season ... proprities!)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Some one asked awhile ago which bunns are snugly and which are not. Mainly Savannah and Winston are not real fond of too much holding and cuddles, although they get their share. All the rest, The Princess, Racer, Zoey, Baxter, Benji, Goldie, Lucky and Chico would sit in a lap and chitter away for a good long time. We feel really fortunate.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
It was too dang hot out for bunns and Lucky was happy to flake out on his upper level. Winston is in there somewhere too, doing the same thing.
Say ... where is a place you have been that you really liked but almost no-one else seems to have been there? Mine is "The Corner" in Winslow, Arizona. That girl in the flat-bed Ford is right there!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
PS ... about Big Bad Boy ... no, he is neither big nor especially bad! In fact as a youngster he was Thelma (or Louise)! It is just that he was hard to keep caged at The Farm and ran loose quite a bit before he was "tutored"!
Friday, July 11, 2008
This is one of the many camp rabbits - Big Bad Boy - Father of The Princess! Not sure why he is blurry .. camera decided to focus on something else I guess.
Interesting "contest" over on BeginningToBird .... about vocalists. And, Racer is tagged to show what is on the front of our Refrigerator ... but I better wait a post or two .. the readers are getting a bit "testy" .. See previous comments!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
www.shooflyfarm.com will get you to the site where you can look at a buncha camp pictures if you've a mind.
Next post - bunnies - PROMISE!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
What can be said? They capture our hearts, they lead short lives, it hurts when they leave.
So we remember we helped them have good lives and they repayed with being them! A tough job but worth it. Sometimes it just doesn't seem like it.
Good luck again with the next one ... :<)
Friday, July 4, 2008
Fortunately I am still ambulatory (as is she) and quite in prime for the big Mud Run on July 19 ... the link is still over there and the date approacheth! wOOt .............
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Altissimo Rose on the left (red) and Sally Holmes on the right. We started with the Altissimo and later built a short (12 feet long) "fence" to hold it and the Sally. They are not quite fully grown together, but they do look nice; for quite a long time too.
Yes, there sure is a plane load of bunnies off on the 7-BUNNY-7 !!!!