Wednesday, June 1, 2011

this just in!

My little Palomino doe just kindled the first kits of 2011!

17 Comments:

Blogger Irma said...

Congratulations to you and your farm!

June 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Hoorah!

June 1, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

Yay! Can't wait for pics.

June 1, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Congrats! How exciting!!!

June 1, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
OpenID barntalkblog said...

Kits!!! Congratulations!!

-Autumn

June 1, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Awesome! Hopefully that will be us in just three more weeks... crossing my fingers.

June 1, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Congrats... can't wait to see pictures.

June 1, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Very cool! Congratulations! Is Palomino her color or breed? I'm guessing color. Is she an angora?

June 1, 2011 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Isn't Gotcha quite the boy? How many did you get? I'm expecting a litter tonight.

June 2, 2011 at 6:15 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

He did a fine job! At least 9 in there, I think. Hard to count, but they are a big group of meat rabbits!

June 2, 2011 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Congratulations bunny Momma!

June 2, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger karental said...

On your garden tour you said at the end, "...farm....or homestead, I guess." Sounds to me like a farm. Congratulations.

June 2, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Congratulations!

Now a question off the topic of rabbits: I came home yesterday afternoon to see a groundhog/woodchuck running for his life accross my yard away from my garden. He ate ALL of my lettuce. From what I see on the web, I'm in trouble. Has anyone ever trapped one of these guys? My first real garden, I am not planting this food for HIM! (or her).

June 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

I would recommend a dog with lots of prey drive or a .22 rifle. Absent either of those solutions, you can bomb their burrows or fence your garden.

June 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Thank you, Doglady, if I could let our Dachshund patrol I'm sure we'd have no problems, he is an amazing hunter, but I'm afraid he'd get eaten up by a coyote or lost in some other hunt. Hard to believe we live in Boston proper.

June 2, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Siberian said...

On the topic of groundhogs, I think you need a fence. Buried deeply and if possible flared outwards from the garden as well.

I have heard of people having success basically offering a free lunch to groundhogs. Plant lots of grasses, clover, & other tasty things that he can eat. Do it away from the garden if possible, and hopefully he will be satisfied with that. Good luck!

June 2, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

kate,

depending on where you live (some areas have odd ordinances concerning firearm usage) i'd trap and shoot it.

there's a monster groundhog on my property and i block its holes as i'm fairly confident it would kill my 15lb dachshund/terrier mix who loves nothing more than crawling into these areas.

my dogs are able to and have killed smaller groundhogs in the past, but i've seen some that must be record holders (what a shame i can't enter groundhogs in the county fair). a large one gave my pit mix quiet a fight and i pulled her off before it did any damage to her, but i believe it would have. she ended up embedding one of her own teeth in her jowl and another punctured right through. i swear to friends my resident groundhog is the size of a bear cub! i need to get a picture of this thing.

it coexisted in the same den as a fox family raising kits. i thought surely the fox would kill it, but nope, he's still kicking.

June 2, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

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