Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring and BunBun and other things!




A little 'hello' post and update on the teeny tiny farm down here on Henny Penny Lane.

Monday started off cold and rainy and very windy! Going out early to open up the chicken coop the wind blew my sweater open and almost off my shoulders...burr! I was still in my pajamas! 

Big Boy ran straight to the old dog house for shelter from the early morning rain...a dry place to crow...



Then yesterday we welcomed sunshine and much warmer temperatures. Sunny enough to hang the quilts and bedspreads on the clothesline. The last day of March and did it ever go out like a lion! I fully expected this old clothesline to break trying to support a heavy load against that high wind, which did blow the prop from under the line...



BunBun and I worked on the old dog lot yesterday...cleaning and building some places to climb and play...



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Not looking quite so naked, BunBun is beginning to look a little furry again...



We added an old chair so I can hold him. The next big step! 





A fun day!




BunBun agreed that we need to paint his benches and house and the old chair with pretty Easter colors...





A few spring pictures from yesterday...





Now here it is Wednesday morning, another beautiful day ahead, and I need to get busy. My new vacuum cleaner arrived yesterday. I should be delighted, right? 

The last five days I've tried terribly hard to post something on my blog, but then I read it and think "no way"! So, thank you if you've stayed this far. I appreciate your friendship so much!

Love,
Henny


32 comments:

  1. BunBun looks a little like a koala bear in one of those pictures. He should be happy with the new pen - it looks like a rabbit Disneyworld.

    I'm looking forward to weather warm enough to wander the yard in my pj's, too. Our house is at the end of a tiny dead-end street and surrounded by woods so there's almost no one to offend.

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    1. It is nice to be able to walk outside in your pajamas. : )

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  2. Bun Bun looks settled in a lovely pen. We have had terrible winds here too. Easter blessings.

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  3. I struggle too with writing blog posts these days. You seem to do better than me! Do you think BunBun would like the company of another little rabbit? Looks like a fun playground you are creating for him.:)
    I'm being very cautious with my clothesline these days. Still use it of course, but it desperately needs replacing and I'm scared a heavy load is going to break it. Maybe while we are out today I can remember to stop and buy some new line.

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    1. I always love reading anything you post. I think BunBun would love having another rabbit. I've thought about that but been afraid to mention it. : )

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  4. I struggle too with writing blog posts these days. You seem to do better than me! Do you think BunBun would like the company of another little rabbit? Looks like a fun playground you are creating for him.:)
    I'm being very cautious with my clothesline these days. Still use it of course, but it desperately needs replacing and I'm scared a heavy load is going to break it. Maybe while we are out today I can remember to stop and buy some new line.

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  5. Just write from your heart, share whatever you want maybe pretending you are having a cup of coffee with a friend would help. "What would you say?" Bunbun is growing out his haircut! A new vaccume cleaner..what kind and do you like it? :)

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    1. Thank you, I need to remember that. My new vacuum cleaner is a Kenmore canister type. I've always liked Sears Kenmore appliances. It may have been Eli's hair that finished off my old Hoover vacuum cleaner!

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  6. It's nice to see green grass and leaves.

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  7. nice thick green grass in the lawn part of at the yard would be nice so I am hoping that my scattershot approach to seed and fertilizer will pay off at least a little.

    BunBun is looking pretty good all things considered. Will he have enough of a bunny tail to help with the painting? Did he act all ashamed (like some dogs do right after getting a short trim in the spring time) or did he not mind his nakedness?

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    1. Hey Victoria. No, I don't think BunBun will have enough tail to help paint. : ) He did act a little different at first, with all his fur gone.

      You must have a beautiful yard! That disease last fall killed off a lot of the deer around here. We are seeing very few now. I'm sure the population will grow again. Chickens drive me crazy. One hen can fly out of the lot and tear up, in an hour, something I've worked on for a month...like mulch and pine straw! Do you grow Phlox? I have one big patch of tall Phlox and every year just as they are about to bloom, a deer eats them down to the ground!

      Take care.

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  8. What a fun playground for BunBun to explore. He's looking very cute with his fur starting to grow back. I love how curious bunnies are.

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    1. Thank you. I really would love to paint and make his playground cuter..and, like Karen suggested, add another bunny.

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  9. Well that's weird, only part of my long (of course) post showed up. Just saying that we have had several days of nice weather and so I've been able to get out and get some yard work done. I sprayed (the first of many times I'm sure) deer repellent on the perennials that are just beginning to come up. Early spring it's hard since some are still underground and others up and growing so it's hard to remember whether "that one there" was out of the ground when you last sprayed and whether "this one here" had sprouted that two or three inch topknot. That deer repellent is so expensive that I hate to spray something a second time but if I miss one then that is Bambi's lunch, dinner, or breakfast. The deer here just keep multiplying (and we are right up in town on a fairly busy street). A few years ago I might see two of them sauntering across the yard but this year the group has grown to 5 and I'm sure that at least one of them is a doe about to give birth to twins. So frustrating. Wish I had Poppy here with his gun. But it wouldn't be much fun for him or sporting since you an walk right up to within four or five feet and they just stand there and look at you as if to say, "Hi lady, how ya doing? Nice day isn't it?". I seeded the lawn and fertilized and am hoping that they rain that is coming in tomorrow will soak that in and a get some grass thickening up.

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  10. What a lovely place you have.
    Have a blessed Easter!

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    1. Thank you. I love your place. Want to trade? : ) You have a blessed Easter too.

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  11. Love you Henny! Your blog is the greatest. That sure is a cute bunny! Hope his fur grows in fast!!!

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    1. Thank you Diane. Just when I think I should stop trying to blog, I get sweet comments like yours that keep me going. Love you too!

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  12. Just a word or two about what you've been doing, even if it's just the laundry, kind of like catching up with a girlfriend is fine. But no pressure :)

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    1. That's encouraging, and true, and how I need to think about blogging. Thank you Denny for taking the time to leave a comment.

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  13. Bun Bun is so pretty! I hope that you will soon get to hold him. I love the spring pictures.

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    1. I hope so too Vicki. I need to get over my fear of picking him up. Aren't you glad spring is here!! Love you.

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  14. Oh, I think Easter colors in Bub bun's pen would be lovely.

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    1. I really do want to paint. Of course, it would stand out like a sore thumb around here. I just might look at the paint while I am in Walmart this morning.

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  15. I love how you've made BunBun's space more fun. I just hope you get to hold him soon, too. It would be great to see the little house and benches painted. Oh and I understand not finding the inspiration to post something new because it happens to me sometimes. Just so you know, I am glad that I found your blog because I really do enjoy your posts. I hope you have a wonderful Easter... :)

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    1. Thank you Dee. Hope you have a good Easter too. You have such a good blog...and interesting posts!

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  16. Bun Bun is so lucky to have you fixing a Bunnyland for him! His haircut reminds me of the Angora rabbit we watched being sheared for wool when we were in New Zealand. The rabbits get used to it, as it happens whenever their fur gets long enough to be taken for making yarn, but it looks medieval. The 4 paws are held in soft restraints while the shearing goes on, only takes a couple of minutes, and then off they hop. I bought a pair of baby booties for a future grandchild! Wanted the bunnies to know their fur was appreciated.

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    1. Hey Pam. I'm sure the bunnies appreciated your buying the booties. Oh my, Angora booties would be so cute! I saw just a little of an Angora rabbit being sheared on line. I was afraid to watch and cut the video off. : ) Bet you're dying Easter eggs for the grand children. Happy Easter.

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