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What do you do on a rainy day?

Monek MarieMonek Marie ModeratorPosts: 2,225 admin

We have needed rain, but it did not just rain. Thunder, lightening, tress rooted up and flash flooding. Our property did ok but down the road had its adventures. I was also on the road during some of it making an emergency pick up. Its challenging when you don't see the end of your car hood.

So I knew it might be a fun weather day from the weather report, so I was prepared to write letters, do paperwork and make outdoor plans for the following day. The thought of reading a book briefly danced in my plans.

Well, that changed in the morning. My challenged but adorable rabbit had three babies. She did get loose one day and another "female' got out of the cage. Well, it was not a female as I was told and I was really hoping there would be no babies. But she had three and I had to get them out as soon as possible as it was apparent she would not be a good mom. So I am nursing three kits. I had to make an emergency trip to Tractor Supply to get kitten replacement milk. And so the heavy rain began at that time.

When I returned home I heard massive noise from my goats, took my supplies in the house and headed down to see what the issue was. I went out with no coat. After all you can only get so wet.

Well, my one expecting goat is having babies. Three in all and all cute and sweet. But I had to travel through mud to get to their pen and was really drenched.

So what do you do on rainy days?


  • RustBeltCowgirlRustBeltCowgirl North Coast OhioPosts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Monek Marie Never a dull moment in your house?

    Congrats on the addition to your "landscaping" crew. Is it worth considering getting Ms. Bunny spayed?

  • Monek MarieMonek Marie Moderator Posts: 2,225 admin
    edited June 11

    @RustBeltCowgirl Normally ms Bunny is not around other bunnies but...

    And yes, for her health alone, being a pet with special needs she should be spayed. I am not sure if anyone does rabbits in my area.

    Dull moments? I wish... I would pay good money for just 5 minutes of dull or boring.

    One more addition(s) to the work crew will be arriving in less than a week!. I may have to rent them out

  • bcabrobinbcabrobin Posts: 238 ✭✭✭

    I don't know about rabbits but if you ever run out of milk replacer or in your case need it for the surprises in our lives, just use whole milk. I just buy the gallons at the store, yes straight from the cow not pasteurized is better but couldn't find anyone close to me that had any.

    Since than we have used it all the time, I lost babies before on calf replacer but none after starting to buy many gal (the casher is like "lots of kids?), Yea these just have 4 legs!, "What?"

    We use it for kids (goats), lambs, calves.

    For kittens I just get evaporated in the can - make sure it's whole, not fat free, 50% milk 50% water

    I found cans of whole dry (powdered) milk, by Nido. Just raised 5 kittens with that, they are all fat, so must be ok.

    What are dull moments? I don't know what that is!

  • Monek MarieMonek Marie Moderator Posts: 2,225 admin

    @bcabrobin I never thought of evaporated milk. I always have some on hand

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