Friday, December 28, 2007

ARBA 2008 Convention

I have not wrote a darn thing on my blog at all for awhile. As the holidays come to a close Xmas is done and said with and the New Year is coming in. We start to think of ARBA Convention 2008. My eyes are set on getting ready for ARBA Convention 2008. I don't care if I don't make to many local shows this season. I will try to make a few but my eyes are set more to going down to Kentuckey and having a good time with old friends. :-) I hope the English Angoras have numbers like they did in Michigan.

See yeah Marcus

Monday, November 26, 2007

Fall Convention 2007 Has come and gone!

Fall Convention 2007 has come and gone. Had a wonderful time with some great friends and made some new ones along the way. The show was run really well didn't feel like there where 3,300 so rabbits moving across the table. They most of been pushing those judges along really well. :-) My rabbits did really well showing. We walked away with White Sr Doe 1st place, BOV and BOB White Sr Buck 1st BOSV, 2nd place White Sr Doe, 1st Place Colored Jr. doe class. Rabbits did a bang out job. It was kind of fun and kind of a long day. English Angoras where a starting breed witch I like really alot but it makes it for a long day when you have to wait for 4 class at the end. There where alot of really nice rabbits up for 4 class anything with wool lost out to static but that is something that should be over looked. What can you do just go along with it and have a good time. I really think club need to look into doing there 4 classes and 6 classes on the running tables. A person can just place there bunny in on the one side and the judge can pick them up from the other so the exibitor doesn't have to place there hand over to keep the rabbit in the box. Its a dead give away to me when a person has there hand over there rabbit and the judge knows who it is but a judge should be able to put that to the side but some can't.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Xmas is starting to Come early.

My 65 year old Xmas Cactus is starting to bloom its way early but there tuns of buds on it that i will bloom all the way through the holidays.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Fall Convention 5 days away!!!

Sliverstone's Avalanche: His still looking like a hot number and he just keeps coming with that wool. :-)

Will he be the number to beat for BOB?? We can only wait amd see..

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Coming along strong!

This little doe is just coming into her own. Starting to become a big girl in the rabbitry. TM's Venus is going to be a number come this spring.

Fall Convention is next week! :-)

Might as well say winter is here in Michigan. Its cold cold cold here. Been really busy getting ready for the last show of the season coming up. :-) So busy around here with work and school. When and worked on the bunnies some today to get ready for the show.

OMG Silverstones Rickey Lake is a smoking gun right know. She will be 8 month old come December.

Who said you have to be in a 11 month coat to be what the ARBA book calls for. This rabbits coat is even all over and she is round ball of hot wool damn! If I most say so. :-) Also Silverstone Avalanche is still a wool buger. I belive these two are going to have a knock out fight for BOB

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Just really a cute doe!

This little black number is hard to get to sit still. She was given to me by a friend. Thank you Cyndi C for a nice doe. I hope she turns out to be a show stopper this spring. EH's Black Velvet.

I was told not to blow out my junior till there around the age of 5 months. Going to try it out on this one and see how I like it.

Star Bucks Daisy All Grown Up!

Here is a pics of Star Bucks's Dasiy all grown up at 9 months old. She just has 10% colore on her. I hope that her babies will have more.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

MSRBC Fall Convention 2007

Michigan Fall Convention is coming up. Its Turkey day weekend on November 24th at the MSU Livestock Pavillon in East Lansing. I'm looking forward to going this is my first show back to active showing and it feels like its all new again. I will be posting pics of the trip as it happens.

Broken English Angoras

Words can't say how much I love Broken English Angoras. I hope they pass them this year for the first showing in 2008 Convention in Louville Kentucky. I know I'm going to do a little work on them and try to get them to where they need tp be. Here is a pic of the doe that is going to start a good thing for me. This pic was taken when she was 11 weeks old and know she is almost 10 month old . So its time for the little lady to become a mother. She is a Broken Fawn! Her name is Star Bucks Daisy.

Xmas Cactus

A lot of people have Xmas Cactus's in there homes but not to many people can get them to the big size, because they think of them coming from the desert and there not a desert plant. They come from South America. My Xmas Cacti is about 67 years old and the lady that gave it to me didn't want it and was just going to let it die. "I was like I will take it!"

The trick that I have found and was told about from a friend that has two of them one plant is in its 80s and the other ones is in its 70s. Is to water it once a week and they like to go outdoors in the summer month in a nice partly shady area and bring them back and place them in a East facing window for the fall and winter time. The trick to get it to bloom for the holidays is to stop watering it all together in October and then restart to water it in November once a week and just let it have sunlight from the window and keep the room dark at nighttime.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Pussy Control

Hey I thought I post a pick of my Kitty. His name is Mr. Bou Jiggles. His an orange tabby male that was given to me by a friend.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Something is Fishy!

Just put up my 90 gallon fish tank! I know it has nothen to do with rabbits but I thought i put it out here for everyone to look at. I just put some new fish ( glowlight tetras) in and its planted with live plants. Its been going know for 2 weeks. I will keep you posted on the changes that it goes through. Hoping to get the Co2 system set up so I can be putting Co2 into the tank to help the plants grow.

Monday, October 22, 2007

More bunnies from Covention.

Her are two more bunnies that followed me home from Grand Rapids. :-D TM's Venous from Margret B and a bunny from Drew from NJ.

Little girl from 84th Convention

Here is a nother wonderful bunny that came home with me from Convention. Her name is Silverston Ricki Lake. She came from Linda from NY! She is a wonderful bunny. She will be turning 7 month old in November. She is just a baby.

84th Convention BOS English Angora

Well to my surprise i ended up coming home with the BOS of Breed English Angora from Convention. I picked him out on Saturday and Linda C called me up on Monday and told me your rabbit won BOSV and I gave a sream of wonder. Then I called Linda on Tuesday and found out that he took BOS and the old heart stopped on me. Silverstone Avalanche is a wonderful bunny and is going to make a great herd buck. Thank you so much Linda

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Its Done!

The bunny room is done and I'm happy as anyone can be. Chris helped me put the last touches on it and I'm happy with what I could do. Working on a college budget isn't easy at all. Here is an inside shoot of the room.

Friday, October 19, 2007

84th ARBA Covention Grand Rapides

Hello everyone!

I just want to say I had a wonderful time in Grand Rapies! :-D I only live about 2.5 hours away from there. So that what made it really nice. People are talking about how poor Convention was ran. Well they needed help! They didn't have alot of people to help run it and alot of Michigan people sat by the side and didn't do a thing. I wasn't a member of the Great Lake Club but I did help people unloaded there cars and help them pack up so I thought I did my part. It was sad to see so many people walking out with bags of feed or feed being taken from people. You wonder what the heck is wrong with people these days.

See yeah Marcus


National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Forgot the Pic

Forgot the pic of the house. LOL

My Home

This is where I live at in Saginaw Michigan. Its a cute little 2 bed room home in the city.

The room with a view!!

Still working on my rabbitry... There are 2.5 weeks till Convention and I'm hoping to have it done by then. :-) All the walls have insulation just need to put on the front plywood and door and put in the vents and the new window and place in the ceiling and new door. Not to much of a long list of things to do. :-)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Bunny Room

Well I have had a really long day today. I have been doing alot of work on my new bunny room. Its an 8x12 room that I put in the garage. It will be spelt between my Himalayans and my English Angoras. Going to have 15 cages for the himmies and English with have 24 cages.

I can only get one car in there and all the other junk that I have. It will be nice not to have to loaded rabbits in the cold or in the dark anymore. As you can see its alot of work for one person to do all by themselves. Going to put the plywood up this week and insulation in the walls. Hoping to get the lights up and working soon. Loved shopping in Home Depot. I'm like a kid in a candy shop. All those wonderful thing to buy and look and and thing what you could do with them.

Going to also be heating the room, I want to keep myself warm in the winter time when I'm out feeding and grooming bunnies. Also have to take out the window and put in a new one so that it opens and I can place the a/c in the summer time and keep the bunnies cool. I will keep posting on how I'm doing and when its done. Just think 3 more weeks till ARBA Convention I can't wait to do alot of shopping. :-)