Monday, August 31, 2009

Babies!!! And Fish...

But not baby fish! Baby Bunnies born this afternoon. Kara's little Dwarf Hotot, Dot had 3 little babies. They are tiny pink things with black eyeliner. And they are fat. They are doing good so far. 2 of them have some tiny black spots and the one no black except the eyes..
Fire King Zinnia! They get big!! And a half eaten zinnia in the back ground thanks to my mom's Brat dog!! Its a bright pink and big too. I am saving them for seeds. I have a big purple zinnia and some smaller ones drying also.
Hobo's New House!! On Kyles new work bench!!lol This is some of what he got done today!! he worked all day long in the garage. He also braced the garage roof its not in the best shape But it works and he did a pretty good job of fixing it today.. !! The catch from last night. Kyle, Kyla and Kara went fishing at the little lake and got 4 catfish, 2 perch and 1 big white bass. We are freezing them and eventually going to have a fish fry... They went again tonight..
The Bass Fisher!! She got it! She was quite proud but her sister sitting right next to her didn't catch a thing...That when we come up with the rule You catch it You Clean IT!!!!
That's it for tonight! Hope everyone had a good Monday!!



12 comments:

small farm girl said...

That was a good catch. Sounds like some good eating down the road. Thank you for the goat comments. Now I know a little bit more about what to look for. lol

Becky said...

Hey Tonia. My name is Rebecca and I've read your blog for a bit now. I just got my first pair of Hotots and plan on breeding the spring. However, I did have a question. What do you do with the ones with "spots." Do you cull them, or use them for breeding? Or use them for pets?

Rural Rambler said...

I see fun baby bun pictures here for the future and that is a nice mess of fish! We use to have a fish fry every Friday when we lived at the Lake and my FIL was still alive. Great Memories. You all are making some great memories Tonia and aren't we all lucky we love picture takin' to keep it all fresh.

~Tonia said...

The Hotots that have imperfections are sold as pets. The lady we bought ours from says she keeps some with colors because sometimes the eyebands start getting a little thin and then you breed back to one with color on it and it helps thicken it back up in the offspring.
The babies with imperfections will be sold as pets. They make great pets. They bring about $20-30 as a pet and $50-80 as a show quality rabbit.
The lady we bought them from has Hotots and another breed I cant remember and her husband raises several breeds too. They have been raising rabbits for about 40 years. They have about 300 rabbits and judge rabbit shows. They also show extensively. They were very interesting to talk with. Here is a website for the American Dwarf Hotot Rabbit Club. http://www.adhrc.com I havent been to it yet to see what all it has. Hope this helps!

R Dean "SlowDog" said...

Ahhhh...Hobo looks sooooo happy! The fish look tasty...How do you cook your catfish?

Do you raise your rabbits to sell or just as pets? I'm assuming that is the reason behind raising them, for resell?

R Dean

goatpod2 said...

How nice and fun!

Amy
http://goatpod2.wordpress.com

~Tonia said...

We raise them to sell as pets or for showing. It started as a pet for Kara a few years ago and blossomed into a 4H project and now its showing and 4H! We have raised them for meat before too.

~Tonia said...

Oh and we fry catfish... Only way to eat it... Eventually we will have enough to fry a good bunch of them. We have been working on it all summer...Lol Not a lot of opprotunities to go fishing with moving and my surgery... But still plenty coming up.

tree ocean said...

Great pix! That's some good eating right there! (are the catfish still moving? :P)

Interesting about the bunnies I think that is what we have-with spots.

~Tonia said...

Hotots arent very common. We had only seen them in a book till the fair last year.
All the fish were still moving. The perch kept popping out of the pic! They finally quit!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

Wow! You have lots going on! Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit...hope to see you again.
I'll be back to visit soon! Have a blessed week.
Les

kestrel said...

I have never caught a fish and eaten it. All my fishes come from the market, i think it will be so much fun to go fishing - well done to the children. Your zinnia is stunning - the red colour