The Buns

Another day of introductions! Today it’s the Bunnies turn.  I have been playing with the bunnies the last few days, exercising and trimming nails and giving treats.

The first three are our Holland Lops. They are energetic and fun little critters. This is Hannah.  She is 4 years old and to date our most productive mom and a great show bunny for my daughter. We got her from a girl in Hannah, Illinois.  She is a broken black Holland Lop. We are planning spring babies.

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Hannah

Next we have Dazzle.  She is Hannah’s daughter out of our former buck Chipotle. She is 3 years old and broken pattern black/orange tri.

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Dazzle

 

Then the final Holland lop is Bugs. He is also 3 years old and is considered Blue torte. He will be the be the father of Hannah and Dazzle babies this spring. For more info on Holland Lops click here.

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Bugs

 

Our next two are both Jersey Woolies.  These are probably my favorite breed of rabbits. They are so quiet and gentle and loving. I love how fluffy they are too. First here is Shimmer.  She is our oldest at 6 and is broken black.  She has been a great little show bunny and is always the one people want to hold.  She will sit on your lap for hours. We are not planning to  breed Shimmer at this time.

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Shimmer

Next we have Fluffball, formerly known as Blades-Chase.  Fluffball is 4 years old and considered chestnut.  He is also very sweet but is more active than Shimmer.  He will sit with you for a while, but eventually he will want to be done. Click here for more on Jersey Woolies.

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Fluffball

Next we have our New Zealand whites.  These two are our show rabbits and they are a meat breed.  This is Gina. She is 1 and has one litter of 6 so far.  Planning on breeding her this month so her kits can hopefully be shown as fryers for the fair in July.

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Gina

 

Then there is George.  He is our buck, 1 also and also goes to shows.  These rabbits are friendly and gentle and get up to about 12 pounds.  Kind of gentle giants. Click here to learn more about New Zealands.

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George

And finally there is our newest member, JerseyBoy. He is 9 months old and is a totally new breed to us. The Beveren is a very old breed. Although uncommon in the United States, the Beveren has a rich European history, as the breed was first developed in Beveren, Belgium during the 19th century. There is a very small number of breeders of these beauties and we are hoping to find a beautiful girl to go with him!

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Jersey

We are so excited about this breed, I may even look for 2 does. I love the blue that Jersey is but definitely like the looks of the black and white! Click here to learn more about Beverens.

And then I have to share with you how helpful Charlie Showcat was while I trying to get pictures of the bunnies. He hates when he isn’t center of attention so often inserts himself I’m the center. Good grief. He is a poser though. He did not want to share the spot light with Hannah. What a guy.

Friday Hunt v1.8

Joining Teresa at Eden Hills again this week for her Friday Hunt! I am really having fun with this, and I hope you are too! If you want to see some of the other amazing blogs and their interpretation of the prompts click on the link above! Their photography is amazing. This week we have the letter H, weeks favorite, and family.

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Hannah is our darling Holland lop. She is so sweet and gentle. She is just so lovable! Love her dewlap! She is so cute all laid out!

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Chilling. Probably asleep,

 My Favorite this week is of youngest son. We got to take a field trip together on Thursday to the Science Center of Iowa, which is one of his favorite places. I love when I am able to go with the kids, it is such a big deal to them! He had a blast and I did too, although I think we were both a little tired by the time we got back!

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I love my family. A lot. They are my best friends and biggest cheerleaders. Of course, family changes through out the years. This is Brother, Me, Dad, Mom and Sister at Mom and Dad’s 25th wedding anniversary in 1995!

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These were taken 3 years ago by Andrea of A Berg Photography. Trust me Brother was really laughing at having to lay on the ground!

This guy here is my champion! Husband supports me no matter what crazy idea I come up with. This is one of my favorite pictures of us at an Adult Prom Night. He was doing his best Duck Dynasty Impression!

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Photo by Teresa Perin. Earrings by Polly Perin.

 

 

Of course then there are my kiddos who keep me young and age me at the same time. These three are so much fun, I often wonder how I got lucky enough to be their Mom!

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All my Nieces and Nephew#1

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Photo by A Berg Photography

I could not have been more blessed to be an Aunt to such an amazing group of you people. They are all so different and yet we all have so much in common that I can hardly get enough of them. They overwhelm with pride and joy!

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And then Nephew #2, who was still in SisinLaws tummy when the picture above was taken! But he fills out our family nicely, the perfect little guy to round up the Nieces and Nephew gang!

I could go on adding picture of my family for days, for my happiest times all include them. I hope you all have a truly wonderful and blessed week.