Gratuitous bunny posting.

I think the general world population agrees bunny rabbits are cute. Haven’t had time these past few days to put together a proper post, so thought I’d share a gratuitous bunny video. Because I haven’t done that before, strangely enough, and bunnies are really fun to watch when they’re in a good mood 🙂 We’ve got a small herd of them, so there’s bound to be somebody feeling perky at any point in the day when I might get out my camera. So pull up a chair and check out this 30-second helping of cuteness as our teddy dwarf Lily (not a lionhead, mind you) frolicks in her pen on a breezy late summer day.

Bunny Tractors

After posting about moving Daphne’s pen around as a makeshift lawnmower, I had a few people ask what our outdoor setup is like. So here are a couple pictures of my bunny tractors in a typical configuration. The oldest pens are two Trixie Natura pet runs with matching nest boxes, which I bought for the first two large Finnish angoras, Daisy and Basil. All the bunnies are kept separately except for breeding couples on honeymoon (which is rather seldom). These pens are generously sized but a bit cumbersome to move around by myself, which I have to do every other …

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Daphne, the furry weed whacker.

Every summer, the weeds start to overtake the paving stones that form a path down the side of our house between the outer wall and a row of hostas. Here, you see how far gone it has gotten as of last week, with still a couple of months worth of growing season to go. Then it occurred to me that we have a very eco-friendly, low-effort/high-reward solution. Her name is Daphne. Not only do my angoras provide substantial wool harvests, they are also voracious lawnmowers. Over the course of last week, I advanced her down the path, starting from the …

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Tribbles in Love

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As many of you know, I keep angora rabbits. I also have a couple of teddy dwarves, a breed that seems to be mostly confined to Northern Europe, as far as I can tell. They seem to be mostly derived from particularly wooly doublemaned lionheads, but I’m pretty sure there’s something else in there. Anyway, they are recognized in some countries as a legitimate type and we have a couple. Snickers is our harlequin colored male and Lily is our fawnish colored female. While they do fall under the category of long-haired wool animal, they are so tiny that they …

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Seasonal rabbity update.

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I haven’t posted about the rabbits lately, so here is my update. We currently have 6 rabbits in various flavors of angora, all of whom contribute to the big bins of wool I collect every few months for craft-type purposes. I’d been aiming to get some different colored wool to make yarn with, so am very pleased with the variety I have now. Daisy and Basil (the Finnish angora siblings) are a little under 2 years old now. Lily (the teddy dwarf doe) is a little under a year old. Daphne (the black Finnish angora doe), Marshmellow (white dwarf angora …

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I accidentally rabbited yesterday. Well, after seeing this face, how could anybody resist? Introducing Lily (Kanilandia’s “Gimmel”), because apparently all our bunnies are getting garden names. She’s a teddy dwarf, which is a sort of dwarf angora breed (separate from the lionhead) that’s become rather popular down towards Germany. They’re practically non-existent in Finland at the moment. However, I have a feeling there will be more than one of these on our farm, at least. She’s super friendly and calm, so will probably be clocking more indoor time than the bigger bunnies. The cats seem very confused as to what …

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Because people have been asking how Daisy and Basil are. They are… fluffy. The evenings are starting to get cooler now and their coats have filled in to keep them toasty. They’ve been outside in the pens munching nonstop on fresh greens for the past 3 months and will probably get very upset when we have to bring inside for the cold season 🙁 The last two pictures are from when they first went out in May, after the spring wool harvest. You can see that Daisy (right) mostly shed hers, so has an even-looking guard coat left. Then there’s …

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a bunny update, huh? These are actually from a month ago, in early September. Still, you can see how much Daisy and Basil have grown in three weeks or so between my last post and this one. Will try to get some current pictures to show how much fluffier they are now!

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Introducing Casa Kerfuffle’s two newest arrivals, Daisy and Basil! They are Finnish angora half-siblings. Daisy is a tortoiseshell girl and Basil is a fawn-colored boy. She’s about two weeks younger than him and tons braver. I had to get all paparazzi in the nest box to get his photo 😛 Both are tres fluffy, which will be a big plus when winter comes!  

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My Marshmellow bunny passed away late last night/early this morning. He’d been off his feed and was extremely old, so I was kind of bracing myself for it for the past few months. Still, it’s sort of a grim note to start a day on. Nonetheless, eight years is a damned respectable run for 5-pound ball of lazy lop-eared gender-ambiguous angora pudge, and one can’t say that he didn’t lead a full and interesting life. I adopted him back in 1997 from a shelter in San Clemente, where he’d been found hopping wild alongside a San Diego freeway. Not that …

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