In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dobby

   We added a new member to our family today. Meet Dobby, a male lionhead rabbit. We have been told that he is purebred, though I have my doubts. He is still quite young though, and may yet develop some more of the characteristics that make a lionhead what they are. He is joining us so that he may some day in the nearish future mate with Flower, our female lionhead. Babies will abound. Hopefully. In the meantime, he needs a lot of love and handling. He did not receive much attention at his old home. This has made him quite skittish. Which is bad news for the other reason that his nails REALLY need to be trimmed. I can't accomplish this feat until Hubby is home to help wrangle him. And since I am already bearing the wounds of his fright, I will not be attempting this solo any time soon. All in all, we believe he will make an excellent pet in time.
Dobby

Dobby

Flower

3 comments:

  1. Jenny, If you can wait until the first of next year, I will gift you one. Getting it to Wisconsin will just give me more of an excuse to come visit.

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  2. Aw, he's adorable! My girls want rabbits since going to the fair (and chickens, pigs, goats and a cow.)

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