Sunday, June 26, 2011

Look what Callista did!

First time mommy Cliska's Z2 (Aka Callista) produced 7 wonderful babies for her first litter attempt here at Rocky Meadow Rabbits. 7 new little Argent Bruns safe and sound in a warm and soft nest.
Good girl! You get lots of fresh dandelions for dinner tonight!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A wounded arrival at the house

. We had a pigeon slam into the building where I work and so we caught him and put him in a box to take to the local animal shelter.  Well they wouldn't take him so back home he came with me.Next I called the local wildlife rescue but they said they are too full to take a pigeon. He's currently in a modified rabbit cage and is very happy to sit and peck at the seed we got for him.  His one wing is smashed badly and I don't think he'll ever fly again so he'll either stay here or if I can find a better place for him to live we will.
He's actually very calm so I wonder if he is somebody's racing pigeon but he has no band on his leg.
Kids have named him "Crash" LOL

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy father's day to my beloved hubby!!!

You might be a little goofy but you are the only man I ever wanted to be the father of my kids!  Love you always!!!
Happy father's day to all the amazing "DADS" out there~!


Monday, June 13, 2011

New bunny at Rocky Meadow Rabbits

She arrived Saturday at the CNY fibre fest -an A one world class event if ever there was one!  Stella had graciously allowed me to use her buck Hershey for a litter and I really liked what he threw so I got one of his daughters from Stella's barn. She is a broken chocolate Satin angora and will be joining the lines as soon as she is old enough.
She didn't have a name so the kids decided on Twist of Fate's Destiny :) Love it!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

More WONDERFUL wool!!!

Hello my name is Kim and I am a fibre addict. We all know it - I cannot turn down more wool especially not wonderful wool like this beautiful merino wool from Jim Baldwin (Maggie's shearer of sheep) and a STUNNING coloured BFL fleece from Maggie herself :)
Okay everybody wipe the drool off your keyboards.


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Lindsays AMAZING project!!!

Lindsay had a project from school to make a mobile of her favorite animals. She blew it out of the park with this amazing creation of plastercine and coat hangers. Can you find all the critters?  She used googly eyes on the peacock for its tail and spider has 8 eyes on her body -very creative! I give it an A+++++++++++++!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Baabaa white sheep have you any wool

Daryl my wonderful hubby mentioned that he saw free wool fleeces on Kiijii (our local classified site). whats this Free?? Wool?? I mean helloooooo fibre addict. So off we went to the local farm that offered it. The gentleman says oh yes we have registered border leicester sheep. Oh my lord somebody stop me. 3 HUGE garbage bags later dropped off to Cheryl -my sister in law and fledgling wool mill operator. She's got some of it done for me to drool over on the screen.  Here's the sad thing he told me if somebody didn't take the fleece he would bury it with the rest out in the manure pile -he couldn't be bothered with the wool mill. He now has my card on file and will call me to let me know when he shears again! 

YUMMY!!!!    My fibre stash has increased multifold and the fleece was way too nice to be thrown away!

Monday, June 06, 2011

D-Day -thank you to all those whose sacrifice is not forgotten

Today, Canadians commemorate the 67th anniversary of D-Day—the first day of a major Allied invasion of occupied France that led to the end of the Second World War. It was a massive undertaking, involving the Allied fighting forces on land, sea and in the air.
On June 6, 1944, more than 450 Canadians parachuted inland before dawn on the beaches of Normandy and engaged the enemy. A few hours later, 15,000 Canadian troops began coming ashore at Juno Beach in the face of enemy fire. Their courage and skill helped lead the Allied advance and soon, the Canadians had captured three shoreline positions.
Through the summer of 1944 the soldiers of the First Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Navy continued fighting against a powerful enemy, suffering and inflicting heavy casualties. On August 25, 1944, Paris was liberated by the Allies, ending the Battle of Normandy. Nine months later, the Allies achieved final victory in Europe.
The triumph at D-Day and the Battle of Normandy was not without sacrifice. Of the 90,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served in this military campaign, 5,000 would make the ultimate sacrifice.
Canada remembers its heroes—we pay tribute to their legacy and honour those who continue to serve. We enjoy our freedom today thanks to these brave Canadians. It is our duty to remember them. Lest we forget.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Commanding respect

Shenanigans our old 16 year old cat demands respect from all the underlings in the house.  He will not be chased by any dog and all other critters must bow to his majesty.  Dutch LOVES to chase our other cat and Java around the house but he will not chase Shenanigans after he was told by the orange lord and master that that was very unacceptable.

He lays where he wants and with whom he wants. He has his own basket by the front door which is covered with one of my old winter coats -very snuggly and warm.  He has decided that Dutch is allowed to share it with him.  They looks so cute together.  However the love does not extend to the food dish -the canned cat food is ONLY for his royal highness and his staff must feed him twice a day or listen to the VERY LOUD litany of complaints!
But I adore my old boy and want him to stay with us as long as possible -I think he looks pretty darn good for his age and the vet still gets out the welding gloves to handle him!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Okay I cannot get anymore plants...

Garden has reached maxium occupancy :) Here's the list of plants waiting to go in or already here:
And the plan is for next year to add 6 chickens to the garden area as they just passed a law that allows each family to have hens (no roosters) and they must have an approved house to go into.

Back herb bed:
2 types of Lavander

Front Flower  bed:
Raspberry bushes
actual flowers including Peonies, Lilies and hen and chickens

Main Garden:
Cucmbers -3 heritage types
Tomatoes - 4 heritage types

We also have a dwarf cherry tree just loaded with blossoms/turning into fruit and a plan to add 4 more fruit tress of - pear, plum, apple and peach

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

A lesson in spinning

Came downstairs to find my "sidekick" teaching my other sidekick how to spin on the wheel. LOL What can I say Brianne knows the best things in life involve wool and a faithful dog. And a snack as well - we were eating carrots -hence the chipmunk cheeks!