Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bunnies? Check!

Last week I got some new additions - some really cute bunnies. About two months ago, I told Mr. Doug Maurer, my sister in law Jamie's dad and rabbit extraordinaire, that I wanted to get some rabbits to raise at the house. Doug told me he would breed a momma rabbit for me and give me the the little bunnies. Sure enough, a couple weeks ago Doug let me know the rabbit had 7 (yes you read that right, seven) bunnies that would be ready to go to their new home in three weeks.

Mothers Day weekend I showed up at at the Maurers and left with my 7 bunnies and their big - pregnant - momma.
There were a couple escape attempts by these little guys the first day of having them. Somehow some of them squished their little selves through the holes in chicken wire. Thankfully their cages is inside a larger fenced in area that the chickens stay in so they couldn't get too far. After a few frenzied minutes of searching I found 2 that were introducing themselves to the hens, 1 that was hiding in the holes of a cinder block, and still another that I truly believe was a ninja its previous life. This amazing ninja bunny crawled out of its cage (which is off the ground) and into another rabbits cage. This second rabbits cage is both off the ground and about 3-4 inches away from the cage the bunnies stay in. How it managed to sneak its way into the other cage without the gift of opposable thumbs I will never know.

The ninja bunnie.

Needless to say, after rounding up all the escapees, welded wire with smaller holes was installed around the cage. A week after getting the bunnies everyone appears to be in tip top shape and growing everyday.

Many thanks to Doug Maurer for the bunnies. If you are in the market for rabbits - especially for fair- he is definitely the person to contact.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Aprilfest 2010

Aprilfest has come and gone and was a great time with friends and family. Now to relive the memories....

Our theme was 80's/90's and we had 2 great friends take the theme to heart when they got dressed for the day. My dear friend Amanda came to town with her baby Hannah, who by the way is absolutely adorable. Gerber baby look out, Hannah could take your place, no questions asked!

My wonderful friends and family participated in my much hyped up parade around the house. I don't think the parade quite met everyone else's expectations but I couldn't be happier with it!

At the end of the parade, Joe's good friend Glenn was our ceremonial torch bearer and lit the bonfire for us.

Throughout the evening, we found out a couple things about Colt (of the Krenek Klan)... he is willing to work in the garden, he knows how to find the coldest drinks and he likes his bottom cool...

Games were played, drinks were had, friends were made.

A kiss from Colt was a wonderful end to the evening.

To all who missed the fun, hopefully we will see you next year (really, I hope to see you before then but you really should come to next years Aprilfest!).