Snow Dogs

We had a couple inches of snow from last week, and then yesterday we got about 6-8 inches.  The dogs had a lot of fun playing in it –  Even Downey – he hates water and being wet, and won’t go out in the rain.  But he loves snow.

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The dogs playing in the snow
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More snow – Nova almost blends in to the snow compared to the other two
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Downey and Atat
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Our garage and cedar tree
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The yard covered in snow
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Air Plants!

I got my Christmas present early from my husband, he was worried that the gift may not live if it had to wait another week or so.  He got me an air plant jellyfish kit!

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One of my air plant jellyfish.

Air plants are also called Tillandsia.  They don’t need any soil – in nature they grow on rocks and trees, and grab moisture from the air. There are many different kinds. I’m not sure what kind these are.  They came in a kit of three – three air plants, some sea urchin skeletons (for the jellyfish “caps” ) and some hemp twine to hang them. Oh, and some air plant food.  If you want to get one, you can get it at makerskit.com

Here are my jellyfish, hanging with my other windowsill plants and hanging things at my kitchen window:

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My whimsical windowsill.

I used to have several different types of air plants, but they died when we moved up the U.P. (they froze during our journey).  I’m happy to have some of them again, they’re really cool.

The runaway bunny

We had an escapee today.  Yesterday I moved the babies into their new home, which is on one side of the extra hutch. This morning I was heading out to feed the rabbits and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a little fuzzy blur running away.  There was a loose spot where the door meets the floor of their cage, and I think he squeezed through there.  We spent most of the day trying to catch him.  We set up a cage on the ground with a water bottle and food, hoping he’d go in on his own when he got thirsty.

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The runaway bunny

We don’t have any snow right now, so he was happy munching on grass. The food in the cage was not as enticing as the grass.

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His favorite spot to hide was under the truck. I think he actually climbed up on the axles at one point. I was afraid he’d climb into the engine, but I don’t know if he’s agile enough to do that.
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Here he is running back under the truck on one of our many attempts throughout the day to catch him.

Our cat Wizard snuck out this morning and seemed like he was attempting to help me catch the bunny.  But he’d get up to the bunny and swat at it, so I think he just wanted to play with it.  Luckily he didn’t seem too intent on attacking it, which was what I thought he’d do.  He wasn’t very helpful though, so we made him go back inside, and were hoping the rabbit would go into the cage if the cat wasn’t there.  That didn’t work very well though. In the end we had to chase him into the cage. He did not want to be caught, but we got him. He’s now back with his brothers and sisters.

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Here are the babies in their new home.

I’ve fixed the loose spot in the hutch, so hopefully we won’t have a repeat of today. Oh, and I found out when moving them that we have 7 babies.