Sunday, June 19, 2011

Update & Changes

LBF's Creme

I apologize for the length of time between blogs.  The first 6 months of this year have been crazy for our family.  I think life is finally getting back to normal.  Our rabbitry has undergone several changes in the last 6 months also.  Philip decided to no longer show rabbits.  So I am now showing our Hollands in open.  It is actually going well.  Our juniors continue to look good.  They are earning legs at shows.  I went to Holland Lop Nationals in Columbus, Ohio the first weekend of May.  I was thrilled when LBF's Lane took 35th in his SSB class of 122.  I expected that to be the best placement of the day.  Then LBF's Creme took 2nd place in the BSB class.  It was awesome.  That was a once in a lifetime honor.  Fortunately, Melanie Price and LeAnne Caraway were there to share the moment.  I want to thank them again for providing Lane and Creme to Philip when he lost his herd buck 2 years ago.  Lane and Creme have provided a great foundation to our herd.  They continue to produce great babies for us. 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Crazy Weather

The poor rabbits don't know what to do.  Some of them have started molts (in January??).  Of course it was 65 degrees on Saturday and felt like spring had arrived.  Even some of our daffodils are pushing through the ground.  Today it was 24 degrees with ice and blowing snow.  By Wednesday the high will be 11 degrees.  No wonder they are confused.  It has been a fairly quiet winter.  We only lost one Holland.  Lane's babies are looking good.  We are thrilled with Teddy.  He may actually look like Lane.  He is still very young.  But he has a wide chest and great head.  It would be great to add another Lane to our barn.  We have some beautiful blue torts from Lane also.  We are hoping for an early spring and nice weather.  We hope you have had a good winter.  See you at the shows soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Show Season

Show season is almost here.  YEAH!!!  We have missed our friends.  This fall was very good for breeding.  We are really excited about some of our upcoming juniors.  They are some of the best Hollands we have seen in our barn.  It should be a great spring!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Seward Show - 11/20/10

Philip and I attended the double show in Seward, Nebraska yesterday.  It was so good to see friends that we haven't seen for several months.  Seward is always a great show.  Philip won best of breed in both shows with LBF's Lane.  Lane is in good condition and just keeps looking better as he ages.  Kelly Bliven made wonderful plaques for prizes in the second show.  They are awesome. 

Congratulations to Sarah Huygens from Iowa.  She won BOS.  She also had the BOV and BOSV in the brokens.  Sarah has beautiful Hollands.  We will really miss her and her mom, Barb, at shows.  Sarah will no longer be showing Hollands after next week.  Good luck at college!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kansas State Convention 2010

State Convention was this weekend.  It was a very good weekend for us.  Lane took Best of Breed.  He was mentioned as one of the possibilities for Best in Show.  Our juniors placed well.  It was great to see so many friends that we haven't seen for a while.  Heather brought us a BEW doe.  So we now have a BEW doe and BEW buck.  Now we will see how the BEW project transpires.  We hope to develop better type in our BEWs over the next few years.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Sale

We have kept our juniors much longer than we normally do.  The last several litters have looked very promising.  So we tried to let the bunnies grow out.  I think we waited a little too long.  The barn is overflowing!  Now we need to sell some show quality Hollands that we would rather keep.  We need to sell them as soon as possible.  So we are having a fall sale & reducing our prices temporarily.  Despite the difficulties of letting go we are also selling some of our favorite brood does.  We need to move them on so other families can still have several litters.  Our for sale page on our website has been updated & is full.  We hope you will stop by.  Thanks.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Juniors

Hillsboro Hollands' Kit

Hillsboro Hollands' Heather

Hillsboro Hollands' Callie

Hillsboro Hollands' Hawk
We are so excited about some of juniors this fall.  There was actually cage space to let these bunnies grow out.  Some of them are looking great.  We can't wait to show them at Gardner this weekend.  Some of the breedings definitely need to be repeated.  Cammie and Creme's babies are looking great!  Expo and Simon had some nice babies also.  Now comes the hard part of deciding which juniors we can keep and who we should sell. :)