So multiple things have happened in the last week.
We finally made it to the rabbit show. The girls entered in the specialty show which put them up against Open. I haven't had the confidence to do this in the past but thought, what the heck. Well Kamis little blue tort held her own. She was showing against a beautiful black doe of Ty Gordons and took second place. For us that was very flattering. Scott Rodgriguez was the judge and was very impressed with her. In her next show she took Best of Breed and went on to group and got an honorable mention. And the last show, again under Scott, she got a BOSV. Not too shabby for a 3 month old doe! She has much growing to do and we are anxious to show her again this fall. Funny how we didn't want dilute and she is our best doe yet. Guess we'll be keeping some dilute after all.
Out side of the show world, we have opened up a little in the Holland world. We have met a couple new breeders and are hoping to help them on their way to improving their herd. It has been rewarding hearing nice things from people that have purchased from us. We don't sell stock very often and when we do we make sure it is something that will benefit someone.
We are at a lull in the barn with no babies! Feels so strange. Nothing to go check on, nothing expected. In some ways it's sad and in other ways it's a relief as the heat kicks in. We are however planning a couple breedings this next week. Trying to wrap up our last round of our line breeding goals. If we wait too long that will put us into next year, which it probably will anyhow.
And last but not least, we have a power washer now! Which means super clean cages. Such a relief. Our next step is designing the watering system for our rabbits. Hoping to make this move within the next month so I will have to take pics and keep you posted on how it works. This would mean... we could go on vacation.... for a week, with the neighbors only having to come feed rabbits and not spend all their time wrestling with water bottles.
I planned on posting a pic of Moonshine... our little blue tort doe, that won. She however has taken on an attitude and will have no such picture taken at this time. Sigh.