Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We Got Rabbits!

It is funny how things work out.  We were discussing the possibility of getting some rabbits for the homestead and the blog world exploded with blogs regarding rabbits.  Then a friend of ours who had four rabbits needed to find new homes and gave her's to us.  Here is the newest additions to the homestead

Buck - Harlequin Male
Wikipedia - Harlequin Rabbit

Alice - Rhinelander Female
Wikipedia - Rhinelander Rabbit
"T" - Female Offspring of Buck and Alice
Tara - Thrianta female Rabbit (We believe)
Thrianta Rabbit

I haven't been blogging lately because I have been busy building a rabbit hutch.  I found there wasn't a whole lot of useful information on the net to assist in building one so I just winged it.  At first it was a sad sad thing.  I am glad I didn't take and post pictures.  It is also a good thing that I can make something out of junk.  Once again using mostly or at least 50% salvage material I was able to complete a two hole hutch.  I could have never done it without Harriet's help.  Thank you again Harriet.

Last night was their first night in their new home.  I have two more hutches I have to complete.  Another two hole just like the one I completed and another one that is a single hole that we will probably use for the ones we plan on selling or using for meat.

If any of you have the same twisted sense of humor that we do you may recognize the names.   We have been watching United States of Tara on our Netflix streaming account.  We have almost completed the series and love it.  It is about a Mom/Wife with multiple personalities and how it not only effects her but those around her.  The rabbits are named after Tara and her personalities.


  1. Looks better than my stuff. All I did was attach a bunch of pens to the walls of the barn making a multi leveled colony type environment.

  2. @ MDR - I checked your blog out for how to's and saw your rabbit area. I didn't have those little cages to hang so I had to incorporate wood. I am excited how it finally turned out. Even after all the frustration while I was in process. To finish the next one should be pretty easy. Gosh, I hope I didn't speak to soon.