Saturday, October 3, 2009

I played with a spoiled bunny this Saturday morning....

I played with one of my bunnies this morning. She is becoming quite spoiled. She has an extra particular liking for oatmeal. That is also usually my breakfast of choice in the morning. She likes it raw, I like it cooked with raisins, cinnamon or other wonderful things added to it. We have a whole morning routine which includes a dance done by her, her bowing her head down to be petted, she nudges me, then I give her oatmeal (just a small amount).

She is a beautiful black and white spotted lop. She is not the one in the profile photo, though one of my weaknesses is black and white spotted bunnies. I do love all bunnies though. Especially if they have a sad story. This one was returned to a store for having a baby. Potential pet owners should educate themselves more before buying or adopting even. A great resource for bunny info is . It helped me a great deal. The House Rabbit Society is great for all kinds of resources.

Perhaps this rain will help perpetuate the changing of the fall leaves and their colors. In the past few years, it seems to just bring the leaves down to the ground. I'll keep you posted.

I have also been adding new designs to the store this rainy chilly fall day. If you are new here, you can check out my website which has links to the different shops.

I do thank you for stopping by and look forward to your stopping by again!!

Til next time!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Went for a wonderful fall walk.....

I wanted to share that I went for a wonderful fall walk today in a wooded area with a river on the site of the Eli Whitney museum. It is set up in the original area where Eli Whitney had several factories (much different than our present day understanding of a factory). The river which powered the water wheel which ran the factory is still there with waterfalls. The actual museum is in one the incarnations of the factories that stood on the land. I haven't put up any pictures yet, but here's their website It is such a nice place to go for a nature walk or bird watching. It is near a place called East Rock in Hamden, Connecticut.

Unfortunately the leaves were only in the very beginning stages of changing colors, so I didn't get to see the spectrum of nature's autumn palette today. I will go back again though. The air has been so crisp and cold for the past couple of days. The temperature is only in the 50s. It is a quick change.

Well, I guess this is a short post tonight, but I hope you will check back. I hope you have a wonderful day or evening (whenever you are reading this.).

Til next time!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Here's the fair!! With Photos!!

Hi there! We went to the fair on Saturday and it was wonderful. There were many animals, lots of good food (many homemade foods from local fundraiser type booths, not just commercial), a lot of people and lots of fun. I am including some photos for you to browse through.

There was so much to do. The Durham Fair is Connecticut's largest agricultural fair. It is the best one also as far as I am concerned.

There were fiber animals and spinners which makes me want to get back into spinning.

I didn't see any Angora bunnies though. They would be the rabbit's wool. There were some Jersey Woolies which are generally a cross between dwarves and some type of Angora rabbit. Their wool doesn't usually tangle as much as a regular Angora.

There is a lady who sells this great goat's milk soap she makes. It has shea butter in it also. It is my favorite soap. I bought a lot of it. She also sells on-line. I get nothing for recommending her soap. Here is a link if you want to check it out.

It was the best time. My husband watched "The Guess Who" play while I explored the huge fair. I could hear the band play from a distance and it didn't sound too bad, but I didn't feel overly compelled to watch the performance.
There were also the cutest little piglets nursing from their mother, who was just woken up by the owner to feed her. They started getting into a tussle when the mother was trying to keep her children out of her bowl! See the video on the link below!!
Til next time!

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