The latest greatest on our rural homestead in Honduras is the arrival of our five bunnies! Many local friends of ours had recommended that we get involved in bunny care as a way of producing small quantities of meat for our family’s consumption, so we finally did so when a local woman was looking to sell her adult bunnies at a good price.
A couple weeks ago we started off with four females and a male…and we’ve already got babies! The care-taking of our precious bunnies has been a huge hit for our kids, as they’ve been given the task of feeding them several times a day, which includes going out to the pasture to cut grass with a machete for them and chopping up fruit and veggies for their consumption. The bunnies were very skittish when they first arrived and we were told that they couldn’t be held, but our kids have been working hard to domesticate them, and one of our teen daughters in particular has become quite a delightful bunny tamer. She helps ‘milk’ momma bunny so that each of the babies gets enough to eat, and she’s constantly checking to make sure they’re okay. (Our kids consider themselves too old and mature to play with stuffed animals, but cuddling the bunnies is fair game! We love it!)
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Sounds like you have quite the farm going on! Jason is adorable in the bunny house! Way to go Jackeline—the animal whisperer! Great pictures! I know that their Mom truly enjoyed our time of fostering puppies and kittens and all the other critters that lived with us throughout the years!
This is wonderful! Who can resist cute little bunnies? But they certainly do come with responsibilities. Such a great idea, and I’m so happy the kids are so excited and learning such great lessons. Take care dear Jennifer!