Enjoy the weekend and if you are there in the path of severe weather, pay attention and stay safe.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
"He can be a bit nippy too! Boy but his black fur sure shows the lite-colored fur-hairs that float around our place endlessly!' - RG the Careful
We have had quite a bit of cool dribbly weather for all of May. Very little sun. Good for spring flowers and foliage!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I am badly in need of food. I'm gaunt and the bottom of the dish is showing. Please hurry." - Racer the Hyberbolic
"Calm down Ittle Boy. Relief is in the way." - RG to the Rescue
"I keep forgetting to show, but there is some fairy magic along that lilac-petal trail."
Monday, May 27, 2013
"Benji has been off his feed for a couple of days. We gave him some metacam, and a run in a different outside pen - just to jive him up. He seems to like it. And, he is doing better this evening too." - RG the Wary
Friday, May 24, 2013
"Just don't let the Princess find you out here boy! Say, how about this astounding purple lilac-petal strewn path to - where else - but the raised beds in which the greens grow!" - RG yur Tour Guide
Thursday, May 23, 2013
... Yes, the bridge on Interstate 5 that collapsed tonight is right here about 4 miles from the House of Rabbits. It crosses the Skagit River right between the cities of Burlington and Mt. Vernon. Everbody here uses that bridge a lot, as does heavy industrial traffic between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Rerouting all that over the other three, narrow road bridges in the area will be a zoo for a long time. There is no boat traffic, and fishing season is not on now either. We have many alternate routes and ready access to supplies and services and thankfully it looks like there were no fatalities and very little traffic on the bridge - which was a big surprise since it is almost always quite busy." - RG, Yur Reporter near the Scene.
"I guess my little disaster needing some engineering assistance will have to wait?" - Racer the Stranded Upstairs
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"BL got a gold star from the tooth doc and we had some real food for dinner! I got a surprise visit from the "Your water-heater don't be a'workin'" fellow. Now I need a paying job." - RG the Troubled.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
"The patient is recovering well and even beginning to get a bit feisty with the marginal help. I think she might be about ready to fix her own meals in another day or so!' - Chef RG
Thursday, May 16, 2013
"I probably should have given Benji's back feetsy slippers a bit of a wash job first. But BL had an impacted wisdom tooth removed this morning and I have had the ENTIRE duty including nurse-maid. But she is a good patient, doing fine, and I am keeping up! Benji would thump me good if I didn't!" - RG the Helper
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"It's Racer's - not much to see there. I'll try and photo the Princess's belleh - it is one of those soft white ones!" - RG the Thinker
"Number 1 and number 4 daughters came up today for a yearly crab feed and schmooze fest. Usually it is in early December but stuff got in the way. Had a great time and got caught up on some fun and inspiring family activities and ate our bellehs full! They brought these intricate painted-rock bunnies to go with our little herd on display.
Then we hit the dessert! Called Chocolate Turtle Pie - or some such thing. (Save some for me ladies!)" - Father RG
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
"I'm working with a team using High School Science students to document what lives in and on some of our local beaches at about low tide. Here we are a few days ago on a really muddy one! Those are two large refineries in the background. They receive several large tanker ship-loads of oil from Alaska every week, and also oil from North Dakota by train. The refined products go out by ship, train, pipeline and trucks. If there is a spill disaster, we will have a better idea of what was here in the beaches before. So far, so good." - RG the Citizen Scientist
Monday, May 13, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
... see you. No shenanigans now. Just clean up, refresh the food, leave a treat and GO AWAY - quietly." - Princess Alert
"Sweep, sweep, sweep; pour, pour, pour; rustle, rustle, rustle; tip-toe, tip-toe, tip-toe." - RG the Obedient
(Hey - in this economy, any job is a good job.)
Monday, May 6, 2013
.... For Benji, it is just about zero, or maybe one or two degrees from flat, maximum! (It is quite toasty out today.) - RG the Geometer.
Now for a little more of that always welcomed House Of Rabbits History, Tidbits and Trivia!
The story, "Angle of Repose", is a well thought of novel by Wallace Stegner who also wrote a lot about how the western USA was explored and settled with various governmental policies in the mid 1800's. (One of Stegner's students was Ken Kesey, who wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Kesey was also famous for his trip in the bus named Further with the band of Merry Pranksters back in the hippie days ... which is the inspiration for that famous trip on the 7-Bunny-7 a few years ago - and which, of course, you can read about by going to the bottom of the list on the right.)
Still with us here? Stegner also wrote a book called "Beyond the 100th Meridian" about those times in the west during the mid-1800's. The 100th meridian goes right up through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and So. and No. Dakota. To the east of the 100th meridian there is enough rain to farm well, while not so to the west. A great visual is below - the lights in the USA at night from space. The 100th meridian is quite easy to see! (You can even see Racer's nose glowing with such fierce inspiration, just below Vancouver B.C in the far upper left!)
Sunday, May 5, 2013
"Status on the hops. Here we are on May 5 - a long way to go. We have Pepper and Brandi thinking before June 15 to reach the post top, and Speedy and Crafty Green Poet thinking after. Going to be a week of really good growing weather, so it should really climb now ..." - Farmer RG
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
BL noticed that Racer was not eating very much hay when he was inside. For some reason she got the idea of cutting it into short pieces. Racer likes it!