So, we are a grand total of two days away from moving down to New Castle for WBFP! Four chicken hats to go, dishes and clothes to pack, but other than that, this girl is ready. Well, there is one other thing I've got to do tomorrow, pick up our last rabbit! You heard that right, I am picking up a rabbit. And in total, we have not one, but currently six ready for our breeding program! We named our breeders, since they won't be eaten, and will continue with us for the next year and after the program. So this girl is gonna need to get a buck in a couple years. A buck is a male rabbit, a doe is a female. We got a good mix of breeds so that we can create a good duel purpose offspring. Half are meat rabbit breeds, half are showing/pet breeds. My three are--can you believe it--the showing/pet breeds, and hopefully I can show them in the Fair next year. That's actually how I got my rabbits, I went to the fair and noticed that a good deal of the rabbits on display were for sale. So I ended up with Ever, a tan rabbit (Holland Lop Variation), whose name used to be souffle, and I'm not certain that this will be her forever name, but she has definitely found her forever home. Iris, a black otter with heavy Vienna markings (which means she has white splotches) who gives litters of six kits (babies). And last but not least, my favorite so far, Ewok, a little bitty Holland Lop. Ewok is just the sweetest little thing, she'll come up and sniff you and get in your lap. She also thinks she can hide in plain sight. Ever is a curious little trickster. She loves to play with things like shower rings and her water bowl. And Iris is getting picked up tomorrow! Gabe, another WBFPer, has four rabbits including the buck for our warren (a group of rabbits) and just arrived in KY yesterday with his oxen! My prayer is that the rabbits do not fight--I am not intending for this to be a Watership Down situation where the bunnies war to the death, no! No rabbit fights!
The fair was very fun! got to see the old bibles, (oldest was from the 1600's, so mine wouldn't win). I got to see the quilts--mine could possibly win, since there was only one yo quilt, and it had no pattern. I got to see the embroidery--mine would hopefully win! I got to see all the beautiful livestock and get free yougurts and cheeses, bought myself some sorghum, kept myself from buying expensive honey, fudge, and fair food. Hung out with Emily, another WBFPer, in the veggies and tobacco. It was a blast! Fun to see family and friends, and the pride of the counties. Kentucky has 127 counties and I plan to travel to all of them someday. Tomorrow I am off to Leitchfield to pick up Iris.
Well, I think that's all for now, blessings blessings blessings!
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A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.