Monday, June 27, 2011

Babies ready to go- English angoras and french lops

We have baby - 8 weeks old (they have to be 8 weeks old in the state of NC and SC to leave)- English Angoras and French Lops ready to leave! We also have some young holland lops and 1 mini rex (velveteen) ready to be adopted. All the breeds are sweet, just totally different from each other, so we have a bunny to please everyone!

We want to do a tea party for someone. Tea Parties are so much fun and pretty. So it doesn't matter if you are young or older, give us a call so we can have you and your friends come for a tea party!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Busy Bunny week last week!

We went to 2 elderly care facilities this past week with the bunnies. As you can see in the pictures, the residents love the bunnies. It really is rewarding to see the joy in their eyes. The bunnies like to be patted as well so everyone is happy. Bonnie, the english lop, hops around everyone's wheelchair. We even took babies that were only a couple days old so everyone could see them.

Happy people, Happy bunnies, life is good!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Working hard on the farm!

Seems like there is always some project to do here that requires physical labor. The animals enjoy the kids and I being outside working all day long. King and Tidbit stand right next to us along with the 2 dogs and 9 chickens! We have an audience when we work and if we get out of line the chickens start squalking! My son was very pleased with getting 5 eggs again today. He sure does take pride in taking care of his chickens. They follow him around and now try to follow Shauna and I around and we are none to pleased about that!

The baby english angoras, dwarf hotots, holland lops, netherland dwarfs, and french lops are looking as cute as ever. Each breed is cute in their own way. We enjoy having several different breeds that we have babies with. We don't breed all 10 breeds that we have. Shauna, especially, plays and loves on the baby bunnies.

This Sat. is the event we are hosting here for a 2 year old cancer patient. She isn't going to be able to attend but we are trying to help the family raise money to pay for medical bills. It is at 1 pm so you all are free to come by. We have lots of special events planned.

During the summer months if you and your kids get bored and have nothing to do - come ride a horse! Hey moms and dads you can also ride. So come out and do something different. It will be a family memory!

We load them up to go to the elderly care facility again tomorrow. That is the 2nd time this week they are going out to meet the senior citizens. Bonnie, the english lop, hops all over around the wheel chairs. Buddy scotch, french lop, rubs his scent on the wheels of the wheelchairs! Both are large breed bunnies and the people just have an absolute fit seeing them hop all over! The elderly really melt my heart. Sweet old great grandmas will take my daughter and my hands and say "thank you for coming. You just made my day. I look forward to your coming every month". They made my day by being so sweet and appreciative. The moral of the story is to let someone every day know how much you appreciate them - including our animals.

Friday, June 10, 2011

life on the farm...

Yesterday, my son was very happy.... 5 eggs in one day from his chickens. Now if all 9 of them were laying we would be doing good. Problem is that 2 of them we were lied to about them. Just like in the bunnies we found out it pays to go to an honest reputable breeder. The other ones we bought from up in Cherryville and we are very pleased with them. My son sure takes care of his chickens. Me - I am not a bird person but a bunny person.

The horses, King and Tidbit, are doing fine. I need to post pictures of Shauna and I driving Tidbit in the cart. He does such a good job and it is fun to sit in the cart. Shauna loves to ride King bareback. He is such a sweet calm horse. I even caught Bill feeding King a peach off our peach tree tonight.

My son has been working hard in his garden. The vegtables are really coming along good. He does a good job in his garden.

Shauna does her jobs with the horses and helps more with the bunnies. It really does help kids to give them responsibilities and chores.

My son now has it in his head that he wants an ostrich!! I don't think so but as soon as I say no it will probably happen. I said no to horses and no to chickens.

Bear, the great pyrenees is a good watch dog. The other night she was barking and barking. Nearly drove me crazy. Next day the neighbor called and said be careful there is a very very large dog roaming around. She also barks to let me know that a baby has fallen out of the nesting box and through the cage onto the ground. What a good puppy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Somerville Guardian Angels working over time

My son and some of his special pets! William has gone to the birds. Yes chickens. He loves his 9 chickens. He takes care of them and pats them. We are averaging 1 to 2 eggs a day and he is so excited.

Last night it started with Shauna and I coming back with the truck on interstate 85 when all of a sudden the truck died! I was in the lane several lanes over from the stopping side. People would not let me over and I was going slower and slower. Very scary. I said a prayer and all of a sudden there was a clear path for me to get off the road! Thank God that Bill was able to come and help us to get home.

As soon as we got home we realized that the gate to the chickens and bunnies was open. We were very nervous and we headed into the woods to look for the escaped chickens. 3 of them had gone around back and were trying to get back into their cage but the chain link fence was in the way. William was able to just pick them up and plop them in their cage. 1 chicken was still missing and we looked everywhere. 6:10 this am when Bear woke me up - there was the chicken back in the pen just like it had always been there. Bless William's heart that he had prayed that God would help him find his chicken and God did. I think Bear is still to much of a puppy and would want to play with them so I have no earthly clue how they all were able to make it.

The bunnies are doing fine and growing healthy. Parrotgirls baby came out of the nesting box tonight and fell on the ground. Bear saw it and started pawing at the fence (she was outside) and barking. She alerted me to look and see what was going on and sure enough there was the baby on the ground in danger of being hurt by the chickens. I scooped the baby up and gave it back to mama.

All I can say is God is good and watches out for us!