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Crazy news! We finally have a litter of baby bunnies! From the looks of it, they’re newly born & all 4 are doing well! Mom told me they were out in 1 of the hutches set up in the rooms in the barn connected to the rabbit paddock. We haven’t had baby bunnies in a very long time, so while I was letting the chickens wander around before bed, I went in there to check them out. They are so cute & tiny & bigheaded newborn looking! To my shock, when I turned around to leave, I noticed at least 3 maybe month old bunnies in the paddock right behind me! I’m guessing on their age, they’re about the size of my palm, so maybe they’re survivors from that first batch of bunnies that left 2 newborns dead. Of course, I couldn’t get that close to them as all the bunnies are pretty wild/feral at this point & aren’t exactly pets. Also, they kept running back into a burrow that has been dug to Wonderland whenever I got too close. From the colouring of both batches, it looks like Ragnar is the dominate male when breeding. Which is too bad for Samson because he has the most adorable little chinchilla face that I would love to see in some offspring. As Dr. Ian Malcolm says, life finds a way, so I’m sure we’ll see it happen eventually.

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I finally got the 3 Amigas outside & they are so adorable when they get excited. Sparta is still the most adventurous & while Lila & Nyx where content to roll in the dirt, she wanted to fly around or perch on my shoulders. I feel like her & Penelope are going to be my 2 BFF hens since Penelope still likes to follow me around more than she does following her flock. At least my tiny sparrow will have a buddy when Normandy merges with Ithakē. Hopefully. Penelope hasn’t ever been aggressive & has always been extremely chill, so I feel pretty good about those 2 for the future. Tonight, since Mom needed to use her kiln for her fused glass art, the 3 are bunking out in the Big House with the Twins (in Fuzzy’s old crate, of course). It’s harder than I thought for me to let all the chicks be that far away from me during the night. I didn’t really think I’d get this attached to them, but I really should have since I hatched 3 of them & raised all 5 for months. A lot of work & time has gone into them, work & time well spent as far as I’m concerned.

The Quillback Twins are 3 months old & definitely too big to both fit in 1 hand now. They’re almost too big to both fit on my forearm now, to be honest! I’m extremely happy with the way they are developing, physically & personality wise. They are both still a little flightly around people, Mercury more so than Memnoch when I need to catch them. They’re not aggressive with each other or the hens, or even Odysseus when he thinks he needs to establish with them that he’s Alpha. They’re curious & follow me at a safe distance when I’m walking around while they’re all free ranging. Memnoch did try to do the wing drop dance (the males do this when they’re getting ready to try to establish dominance) with Calypso & she just stood there unimpressed. He gave up & went back to pecking at the grasses & weeds with Mercury.

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