Tuesday, August 19, 2008

General maintenance on the rabbits. I plucked 1 doe and groomed a buck. The doe didn't produce a whole lot, but she is just out of her baby coat and barely into the adult. She has a fabulous blend of guard hair and undercoat. She is really easy to keep mat free, something her mother and grandmother share.

The weather dropped 25 degrees with more rain. We are lucky it is a slow, soaking rain.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Day! It rained last night just over an inch. It will still be hot for a long while, but when you start thinking that 95 is a cool day then you have been in the oven too long. Hopefully, the string of 100+ days are over. We haven't had rain in over a month. Even the forest was starting to wilt and a few trees may die yet from the stress.

I have been clipping off the baby coat of my chocolate doe. What a sweetheart she is. She really does well on the table.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

You have to appreciate the strength of a rabbit. We had a cool day, only 95 for the high. I felt cooler, and the rabbits seemed more comfortable in the lower heat range. Of course, this all relative.

We've had highs at 105 to 107 for a couple of days and it has been 100+ for 2 solid weeks now. So 95 is a welcome break. No rain. We're on stage 2 water restrictions which I have no problems with, but a few seem to think it more important to fill the pool or have acres of green lawn to look upon. I truly don't think they grasp what a precious commodity potable water is. They would rather pour it on the ground than drink it.

The rabbits get their daily distribution of frozen tiles now. I use 4x4 inch tiles. They love them. Some toss them a bit to play and then settle down and pull them under their tummies to cool them off. Others just pull them right in and tuck them under themselves. Very amusing to watch.