Monday, October 23, 2017

We have babies!


All of a sudden, Penny's teeny tiny baby bun bun has become a regular little bunny rabbit...


finding it's way out of the nest to nibble on kale...


and wash it's tiny face, and hop down those steep cinder block steps to play on the ground. 



When did all this happen? I had no idea just how fast baby bunnies grow.



this is an awful picture, but I wanted you to see this sweet little mouth and nose. She (or he) has long flat nose. Poppy says she favors a mouse. What in the world can we name her? 

Heaven knows I do not need four bunnies, but how can I part with this one? Penny's first. She has lost two. 



Here we've been all summer with no babies to raise. Now, going into winter, we have babies...
a gift from our nice neighbors Robert and Kristine. They had thirty three baby guineas hatch recently. Thirty three!! Now eight of them are ours. Aren't they cute?


I found an old piece of tin to add to the small lot behind the chicken house. This will be a windbreak and give the babies a warm corner to huddle in, under the heat lamp.

Oh my, I had rather be outside building cozy little homes for animals, and playhouses, than eat when I am hungry. Poppy says, "do you think that you will ever grow up"? Well no! Why should I?

Happened to look out the kitchen window and thought...


what is that on top of the goat barn? Well, it was Smokey, sound asleep.


I told him to come on inside, the bed is much softer.

Just wanted to mention this same old heavy comforter you see in all the pictures. No matter how pretty the bed is made, I keep this comforter spread out for the animals. Three cats and two dogs leave a lot of hair. :) But, I do get tired of the look.

Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny

32 comments:

  1. Your itty bitty bunny is so cute! Just wait till your wild bunny brings its family home. You will have bunnies coming out of your ears.

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  2. Oh Henny, how adorable that you now have baby bunnies ... so cute ;) grow up? well, I'm with you...why should we when we love how we are and our lives reflected it! :D

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  3. Stay a little girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. The babies are all so sweet. Precious pictures. I have 6 indoor cats and 1 dog, so most of my furniture and beds are covered too! It's worth it though!

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  5. I need your expertise when it comes time for me to build a chicken coop and goat barn! Those babies are precious! I never want to grow up either. :D

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  6. I don't think I want to grow up either. Beautiful babies, you are so good with all your animals.

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  7. Oh the baby bunny is so cute!!! I don't think any of us really grow up!!! There is a little kid still in all of us. : )

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  8. That's a nice gift of guineas. Cute bunnies too.

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  9. OH HOW CUTE!!! I just love bunnies. And the little baby guineas, how cute are they. My dog doesn't shed much but my cat, wow, I am constantly vaccing and brushing off hair. hugs, lj

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  10. All babies are cute... but (IMO) kittens and bunnies are the best. Congrats on the new baby bunny! As for growing up, we should never lose the child inside us. And we too keep an older comforter or quilt on our beds to protect from all the cat hair.

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  11. Aww, what sweetness !
    I simply love rabbits, from a very young age, a rabbit was my first pet...
    What pretty colors their fur are, I can see the baby being a permanent resident there :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  12. Remember the lyrics from Peter Pan. "I won't grow up, I won't grow up, I don't want to wear a tie...Or a serious expression in the middle of July...And if it means I must prepare to shoulder burdens with a worried air, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up. Not me, Not I, Not me!" The sweetest and happiest people never do. So go right ahead and enjoy those furry and feathered babies. And, another outdoor room or two would be nice too!

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  13. Penny's baby looks just like her! So cute.
    Nice that you have Guineas again. I hope these will avoid the fate of their predecessors.
    How smart to keep an old quilt on the bed to help keep the bed itself clean. You have to do what you can to minimize housework.

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  14. Oh such cute babies!

    Cat hair is the worst! I used to vacuum the bedspread in the guest room before guests arrived but finally decided to just lay a smooth textured twin bed bedspread over it so I can just swoop it off when need be. I also keep the door to that room closed. The cats of course are terribly interested in that mysterious room and when they hear me in there moving around they stick their little paws underneath the door frame trying to pull it open and when that doesn't work they sit right up next to the door just waiting to zoom in when I open it so they can investigate.

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  15. Adorable little bun bun. You could call it bunnita, it sounds spanish, lol. maybe it is spanish for little bunny! I'll never grow up-still love toys, dolls, and especially old children's books. I do hope you'll keep the little bun. :))

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  16. Your bunny babies are SO cute! And your cat looks quite comfy. Stay warm!

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  17. They're so sweet, nothing like having babies around to keep you smiling.

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  18. I am in love! I could come and stay with you on your little farm forever!!! I sure wish my daddy was alive so that he could help me build rabbit pins and a chicken coup. He could really help me get grandma's place just the way I want it. The Farmer is so busy and I don't think he really wants more animals. Oh well I can dream. Love you bunches!!

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  19. How wonderful! We had a pet rabbit for years. I still miss that soft fur!

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  20. All of your babies are so beautiful! I wouldn't be able to part with that sweet bunny either! And thank you for the kind words on our loss of Midgie and our new rescue kitty, Mr. Buffy! Yes, he did have a tough life until the shelter stepped in and rescued him! Thank God for all the wonderful people who run all these no-kill shelters!

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  21. Very cute!
    I wondered how you controlled pet hair with all of those furry friends in the house.

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  22. That bunny is just darling!! It could be called Mouse ;-)

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  23. All the babies are cute. never grow up Henny Penny, I have no intention of doing so. It is so much fun to be Childlike, looking at each new day with wonder at what will come my way.

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  24. Oooooo, babies! There is nothing cuter than a bunny or more sweet and cuddly. Yours is just adorable and of course you can't give her up. Cats find the funniest places to sleep, don't they. Smoky on the goat barn looks pretty smug looking out over his kingdom. I hope he doesn't bother the birds.

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  25. So darn cute! How wonderful to watch babies grow! I wouldn't get anything done but watching babies all day:)

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  26. I love the bunnies, Henny, 4 won't hurt a tad. I just love that you have all these new babies and new life around your little farm! You're the best Mom and I hope you never grow up, I would love to be just like you! Life seems pretty great and Penny's baby is beautiful, I know she is proud of it. Have a nice day, Love Terry

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  27. Henny, I wish you would do a post on building a coop and how to build the bunny pens. It would be great for us folks who have no builders as friends or family..just a wish! Terry

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  28. Hahaha! I loved your answer to Poppy's question. I feel the exact same way! :) Hugs to you, sweet friend.

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  29. Your babies, and especially that bunny are just adorable! I think you're smart to keep the old comforter out too! :)

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  30. Gosh, where have I been. I really missed an adorable post here. First off, "SMOKEY"...I have missed him. It's like looking at Audrey. xoxo He has the purr-fect kitty life.And the other babies are wonderful. are such a good care-giver, Henny.

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