We've spent some time in the last few weeks preparing for future rabbits. We've weeded the old kitchen garden which will be their run. We planted sweet pea seeds to (hopefully) have a sweet pea tee pee in the run for a shady hideout.
Zac and the kids started building a rabbit hutch this weekend using our old redwood fencing boards.
We were very proud of Logan who did a great job hammering. I think he finally has enough weight and muscle to put behind that big hammer to make it work. :)
He also learned how to use C clamps.
I love how Lissy is wearing a head lamp.
I sat outside watching them build and tried in vain, again, to find local baby rabbits for sale. We only wanted baby bunnies. I have owned rabbits before. Two were caught and one was a pet store rabbit. All were very nippy. I do not want nippy rabbits for the kids. I did research years ago when trying to find out how to make my old bunny stop biting and what I found was that you really want to get baby bunnies as young as possible so that they bond with you. It was suggested to carry the babies around in slings so that they bond and are used to being touched. After reading that I knew I'd never buy a pet store rabbit again and would only get baby bunnies. Finally I found a breeder who is local. She breeds mini rex rabbits for show and 4H projects. However, not every bunny has top show looks so those are sold as "pets" for a cheaper price. All are babies. I emailed her and asked her lots of questions to which she responded with a very nice, long, personal email. So, we have 3 sister baby "pet" bunnies in our name! Just a few more weeks and they will be old enough to come home. We were so excited last night when we heard back from her. She also gave me tips on how to raise non nippy bunnies.
So we have the veggie garden to wire fence, the hutch to finish, and apparently I need to make some