|Reaching up to eat from the big feeder|
Cuddles and Rosebud were both bred the same day to Davidson and Happy Jack respectively. They are due to kindle on April 15. Rosebud is in a pasture pen and is doing well. Greg will build Cuddles' pasture pen this week so we can get her on grass before she is ready to start building her nest.
|Matilda building her nest|
We are livestock farmers. We are raising animals for food. That is the reality of life on this farm. While they are with us, we are responsible for the well being of all the animals on this farm. We are responsible for giving them access to the best pastures possible, the best feed possible, clean fresh water, a safe living environment and the best care we can provide. And if I can get some bunny cuddles out of the process, all the better. I'm going to soak up every minute of every experience this farm provides. Not many people will look back on their life and say they experienced caring for newborn rabbit kits or saved the life of a kit by warming it against ones own body or shed a tear over a dead bunny.
I'm proud to say that I have.
Butchering day will be hard. All I can do is my best to care for the animals and do my best to process them.