i have had a bad case of unmotivated today. i blame the crappy weather and not getting a bus rid into town to read (i took the car in so Paul can fix the chattering spedometer, but they’re having a slow today, so i get the car back tomorrow). looking forward to reading on the bus ride home. with any luck, it will rain tonight, and get all this cloudy gloom out of its system for a while.
Over the weekend,
Here is the whole compound, with bonus puppy dog:
the hutches seen from the south, side view, showing the feed bin door:
the hutches seen from the north, side view, showing some of the partially-completed east side, and the feed bin door:
the feed, inside:
Catchable, seen from the front of her apartment:
Catchable, seen from the top. This is looking down inside the indoor part of her apartment, with the roof open.
Uncatchable, demonstrating that he can stand all the way up and then some in there:
particularly if he thinks you have food.
Somehow, i didn’t notice when i took this photo that every single rabbit was hiding right at that moment. Here are the hutches seen from the southwest. You can see how the roof just lifts right up. It’s not light, but not so unwieldy that i have any trouble with it, either. the whole thing is very sturdy.
Next steps include finishing the east side, polyurethaning and/or painting the whole thing for weather-proofing, and designing a magical automatic or mostly automatic rabbit watering system that the dog can’t eat. That’ll take superpowers. Not least because Thistle has superpowers of plastic-eating.
while we’re on livestock, here’s our new rooster, Clem, adopted from Ron & Star when they had to move:
isn’t he a handsome boy? he’s getting along with Soup reasonably well, too. and he’ll make good eating someday, if he stops getting along with Soup. He might know that; he’s smarter than your average rooster.
and, because i liked it, the late afternoon sun on the Grandmother cottonwood
that whole tree is going to turn yellow any day now.