Today is barn work day. Everyone will get their Ivermectin treatments, and I will clean floors, bowls, water bottles. It is so hot and humid that days like these are a trial for all of us. Getting creative about the fly situation (keeping the population down!) has me wondering about using Angela's herbal horse spray. I have tried placing small bowls of Golden Malrin in the barns and so far the flies are not an issue, which they were a month ago. I live in dread of Bot Flies, though, and they are due shortly. Keeping rabbits in open air barns (my barns are three sided) has pluses as well as minuses, and dealing with the summer elements is one of the minuses.
Here are some cuties that need to move out.
Two little does (71% German) are all packed and ready. Of the three sisters, I am keeping one here, so we can compare notes as they grow:
These sweeties should be fiber machines and are in tip top shape.
One of Grindle's litter has developed weepy eyes and should not be bred because of it, so she needs to find a foster home. (Her grandfather had the same issue, and unfortunately he was bred...sigh). Anke is 63% German.
She should be an ONLY RABBIT just in case this condition is not just anatomical. At any rate, her fiber is tremendous and she will be an excellent spinner's rabbit and/or house pet. Because she will be free to a good home, she comes with no pedigree.