Author Archives: Jenny

Dusky kindled, 6 live kits

What I wrote to Dusky’s breeder: Dear xxx Dusky kindled about 1 AM this morning. I checked her this morning 7:30 AM. She was out of the nest box and hungry. She ate with good appetite after several days of … Continue reading

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Moose

Mama and two calves in front of our house. And crazed Cardigans. I love that smack dab in a city of many hundreds of thousands of people, moose and (rarely) bear walk through our circle.

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Childhood horse memory

A memory was niggling at me and I finally recalled it. I bought a Shetland pony named Spirit with my paper route earnings when I was 11. She bucked. A lot. And was unridable. I broke her to harness and … Continue reading

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Midtown ranch projects

More stuff completed this evening. This looks like a lot but most of these things were 10-15 minute tasks. Attached a silver tarp to the top of the rabbit roof to reflect the sun and reduce the temp under the … Continue reading

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Busy-ness

Modest progress tonight. Completed unit 7 assignments for school. Cut and installed six 1×6 boards to block the open soffits on the coop. Provided Dusky with ample supplies for her nest building endeavors. Weed whacked the ridiculously long grass on … Continue reading

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Haystache

Haystache. Dusky is readying her nest.

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Chores

Got a tiny bit done tonight. End triangles of the coop are insulated. All rabbits are on automatic watering system. Chicks are moved into brooder in coop on a bucket waterer. Over deep shavings so no more 3x a day … Continue reading

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Rabbitry progress

Roof is complete. I’d have preferred a light colored opaque roof but <shrug> not an option. I’ll make a sun shade so I don’t bake the rabbits. They’ll appreciate the light come winter. Need to run watering lines to buck … Continue reading

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Dust

Deeeeep cleaning the henhouse. Pulling out the insulation and peeling away the feed bags that protected the insulation from the incessant pecking of hens. Pulling all the staples. Why oh why did 37 year old me think that I needed … Continue reading

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Before and After

I like this before / after (incomplete) image. Precious Treasures moved. Power wash and paint. Gate pulled to be shifted closer to hen house and widen run a couple inches. Roof extension up – incomplete. Watering system installed (incomplete). Rabbits … Continue reading

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