I uploaded a tour of my chicken coop for a friend and while I was outside, I kept filming. So, here we are with four videos of my little farmette.
French Lop Rabbits
Thanks to some wonderful friends, we finally adopted two gigantic rabbits.
Grethe talked me into French Lops, after I had my mind made up about Flemish Giant rabbits.
It's true, I love over-sized, fuzzy animals.
Grethe is a Washington state rabbit breeder, nationally ranked and runs her own business.
We brought one male and female home in a bushel basket.
For babies, they were pretty big.
Now, they're even bigger; about 10 lbs.
The male is pretty grumpy. He hates hugs and head rubs, but loves apples and doing flips in his yard.
I love watching the rabbits do normal, rabbity things, like dig huge burrows (which I promptly bury), chase each other and flop down on top of each other in their yard. They seek shade in the summer and a good cave in the winter.
I got them fixed at the Humane Society. I have a double decker rabbit house, so they had to live separately while each of them healed.
As far as a low maintenance pet with good entertainment value, these rabbits are a solid 8 out of 10. If they were a little more personable, they would be a 10.
Chickens. Because, why not?