Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bunny update and a few other things


Bonnie, thank you for following my blog. It makes me happy to have another friend. Best friends I've ever had are my blogging friends.



and speaking of friends, (in reply to a comment), Sharon, sure wish I could take credit for painting this welcome sign, but actually, a friend found it in a Goodwill store and bought it for me, thinking it would fit in well out here with us and the chickens.

Gosh, I can't paint anything, hardly even a wall. I've simply got to get our bathroom and hallway painted before the holidays, and will probably make a mess of that! 


Looks like I have a hard time even getting a good picture using a camera! 

Anyhow, look how Penny has grown. She needed to get out of her cage and hop around like BunBun and Fiona...



and the first place she hopped was right into the water bowl. Each of the bunnies have a water bottle but I keep a pan filled too, just in case. Poppy says I overdo everything...making things harder than need be. I'm a worrier, for sure.



This is Penny's little bedroom. Her steps are made of cinder blocks...not as pretty, but she tickles me going in and out of the holes. 

There are now three sections to the 10 x 10 lot. When Penny gets a little older, all three can play together.



Miss Fiona has a three story flat. Poppy passed by the other day and said, I can't believe you have turned this dog lot into a home for rabbits.


I do enjoy the bunnies..and the guineas...



this one watched me open the chicken house door early this morning.


while Eli checked out things in the goat's lot


and I did spot a tiny bit of color in the trees.


see what I mean about all the brown leaves? Could it be this dry weather?

Better get busy. I started this post yesterday but left the computer to walk outside. That walk led to...

. clearing and digging a bed near an old fence section in the back yard and setting out two blackberry plants.

. digging a hole and planting a persimmon tree.

These two things have been on my "to-do" list forever! It felt good to cross them off. 

Today, I plan to set out two rose bushes that desperately need to be in the ground. This too is on the old list.

Last night I was reading on line about persimmon trees and found out that it takes seven to ten years for a persimmon tree to produce fruit. Poppy said, well, we will never live to get a persimmon off that tree. Good gosh! I'm planning to eat a persimmon off that tree!

Love,
Henny 
  












47 comments:

  1. You have made the bunny home a little castle for them. So cute. Don't listen to Poppy. The retired-guy says stuff like that all the time. :-b

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    1. Thank you Deb. That makes me feel better.

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  2. You take such good care of your animals, love the bunny condos.

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  3. I love the way you take care and nurture all of your animals, and I just bet those bunnies are happy and content in their little lot....
    Sweet Eli, he takes his job most seriously :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  4. I think the little bunny housing estate is wonderful. Lovely to see Eli guarding the goats.

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    1. Thank you. Some times I wonder just how much guarding Eli is actually doing. :)

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  5. I hear that you can make a delicious Persimmon Bread, the grocery stores up here don't have them. Your Penny is pretty cute and your Rabbit lot looks great! :)

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    1. We love persimmon pudding. Persimmons are hard to find here too.

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  6. It may surprise you. Pecan trees aren't supposed to have pecans until they are 10 years old, but ours have had a few every year since they were about 5 years old. We had two that produced pecans their second year, but I think that was really unusual.

    I love your rabbit condo complex!

    Blessings to you all.

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    1. Oh, I hope you are right Linda. Thank you.

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  7. If I was a bunny, I would enjoy that space, I think! Your brown leaves look just like mine. We are finally starting to get some pretty color but not as much as we normally do...lots of leaves on the ground but still many green hanging on to the trees!

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    1. Thank you Debby. So, it's not my imagination. The leaves are not nearly as pretty as they usually are this time of the year?

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  8. Hi Henny! What a lovely little bungalow for bunnies you have made! I'm sure they are all very happy with the care and love you give them!

    Thank you for your kindness in noticing that I started following your blog! I have actually been reading for a while but just got around to actually "following" it. I enjoy your blog very much!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. I love caring for little animals.

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  9. You really do have a teeny tiny farm going on there, don't you? What fun, to have all those animals to share your life!

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    1. I like to think of it as a little farm. I should have married a farmer! :)

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  10. I love the "little bunny housing estate" as Mama's Mercantile puts it. You take such good care of the bunnies and the rest of your animals/guineas.
    I can't paint either, although many years ago I tried "paint by number". Couldn't even do that very well.

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    1. Thank you. Oh, I used to do the paint by number pictures. I remember one Japanese scene I did and was sooo proud of it. It wasn't done all that good though.

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  11. You and me are putterers. We don't stay on plan. we just go from place to place and do things as we see them.

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    1. That describes me perfectly! I may work all day and never get around to doing anything on my list.

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  12. As to the persimmon tree it's always good to plan ahead. Growing old takes a lot of optimism.

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  13. Oh, you have been busy! Love these pictures. God bless your evening.

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  14. I love the bunny condos! Sweet little Penny. She sure is pretty.

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    1. Thank you Melanie. Penny is a little sweetie pie.

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  15. I read your blog regularly, seldom comment, but look forward to what you blog about!! You always have something interesting to say.

    Paulette (from North Carolina too(

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    1. Thank you Paulette. I often wonder if there is anybody in North Carolina who sees my blog. :) Thank you for letting me know.

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  16. Well I hope you live for ever. But do you know for sure if you persimmon tree is a female or male? I have a persimmon tree that is a male and it does not haver persimmons on it. I love the rabbit pens. I also love the chicken sign. I am going to have to make me one. Love you bunches.

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    1. Hey Miss Vicki. I bought the persimmon at Walmart for half price. It's about three feet tall and the tag said guaranteed to be female. Hope it's true. Love you bunches too!

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  17. Cute looking bunnies. I also had two bunnies. It would be a nice time to be with them. I love them so much:)

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    1. Thank you! Rabbits are fun. I enjoy watching them too.

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  18. Thanks for the update on your sweet bunnies. You are such a busy lady. It seems like there is always something needing doing outdoors!
    You sure will live to see a persimmon from that tree!
    Take care.

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    1. Thank you Robin. That's true! There is always a job waiting! Thank you for the encouraging word! :)

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    2. Thank you Robin. That's true! There is always a job waiting! Thank you for the encouraging word! :)

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  19. I'm sure those rabbits LOVE their home. What a great job you've done. : )

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  20. If I were a farm animal, I would want you for my owner. You take the best care of your beautiful charges.

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  21. Your little Penny is a cutie. I love the housing you have set up and imagine Penny loves it even more.

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  22. thanks for letting me know the answer to my comment. I was hoping you were the painter! Your bunnies are adorable. See the post I did on PicMonkey today. It's free and easy and could help with those pictures. Picmonkey.com It's as easy as doing a blog on Blogspot.

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  23. love the peek at your sweet bunnies and their happy houses! The do look safe and secure from the bad old predators now. Wow, I did not know that about the persimmon trees! What y'all got planned this weekend? Its supposed to get COLD HERE---IN THE 60S! Looking forward to that little refreshing cold spell!

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  24. Any animal in your care is one lucky bunny - or dog-or whatever!
    I have no doubt you will eat persimmons from your tree. All those animals will keep you going.

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