Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide

Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide
Hi and welcome to "Fairy Castle Farm" I hope you enjoy your stay! I should introduce myself, my name is Sweetie and I am a resident of Fairy Castle Farm. Well it's not actually a farm, but a suburban home in the southern suburbs of South Australia. I am a rare Old English Spot Bunny, and absolutely love life here with all my family and some good friends too... let me take you on a tour ....


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's getting hot, hot, hot! ....

Hi, Sweetie here,

Just a quick update on all things Fairy Castle Farm...

Summer is just around the corner, boy do we know it!!!  On Friday it got to 37 C (99 F) and it is still spring!!!!  We are very lucky to have not one but two underground burrows to rest in during the heat.

My Yollie comes up to the fairy castle regularly to check on us and the chickens, change our water and bring icy celery sticks and carrot tops from the fridge.  Every time she calls us to the surface and hands out the treats, she has a big smile and a giggle. This is because she says that we feel like we've been in the fridge.  She also laughs as we grab the snacks and tear back down our burrow, we just don't want them to go warm and limp after My Yollie went to all the effort of chilling them for us >(;oP

The chickens get special treatment too. My Yollie has old towels pegged to the wire of the coup and she wets them down so that any breeze that passes cools the air down for the chickens, it really works!  Wilbur or as we say, Will our rooster comes right up to the hose and holds his wings out for a shower, he is "Some Rooster!"  (Thanks Charlotte).
Wilbur aka "Will"

Also on Friday we were able to meet our chicks new mum,such a lovely lady and we know she will take wonderful care of our Chick siblings.  Sadly her flock were taken by a fox, right in the metropolitan part of town!  She has since repaired the coup so that it can't happen again, but is so sad to be without her beloved hens and Bantam rooster of 14 years.    My Yollie has allowed her to take her babies ahead of time and to help the chicks settle in, Pox has agreed to head the flock.
So we sadly farewell our beloved Pox, but we know she will again take her rightful place as Queen once again.  Pox's position was unceremoniously de-ranked when Wilbur came of age and assumed the position of King and Ruler.  Not one to complain or cause a scene Pox denounced her status and stood down, but My Yollie could see she really was not the same after this.  So with a tear of sadness mixed with tears of joy and hope we say goodluck and good bye to Pox and her flock of four.
Pox, Chicken Pox - signing off. Bye bye xoxo

Now take care every bun and if you are like us and experiencing the heat, please try and keep cool.  Lots and lots of water, and iced water bottle is also nice if you don't have a burrow and try some fresh greens from the fridge, they are extra yummy, I promise.

What tips do you have for keeping bunnies cool in the heat??  Please share with us, we would love to hear them.

Till next time

Sweetie xoxoxox


Clovie Boy said...

Always fun to see what is going on at Fairy Castle Farm!

Where I live it is cold, cold, cold! (Well, not that cold...)

Fairy Castle Farm said...

Thanks for stopping by Sue, we would love to share some of our hot for some of your cold - Yollie looks doubtful it would work though - take care, Sweetie xxx

Jade said...

Lucky you for having hot, hot, hot--we are having cold, cold, cold and hoping it won't stay that way for very long (but we know it will).

Back before we got air conditioning, I used to freeze water in plastic bottles to help my rabbits stay cool. You can use any plastic bottle with a cap(I used old water or soda bottles), you just need to fill them about 3/4 full (to allow for ice expansion), cap them and put them in the freezer overnight, then give them to your rabbits to lie next to. I would switch them out as they thawed, so there was always a cold bottle handy.

Medium to large ceramic tiles placed in the freezer or refrigerator can also help by giving the bunnies something cool to lie on.

Fairy Castle Farm said...

Oh they are bun-tastic ideas Jade, thank so much for sharing. I especially like the tiles in the freezer/fridge, I have never heard that one. Take care and try to stay warm. Sweetie xoxo

Lisa said...

I always forget that you will have the opposite seasons from us, being in the southern hemisphere! So jealous! We're just about to start snow season!

We have had AC since long before we've had bunnies, and the bunnies are strictly inside-only bunnies.
But we've heard that big tiles (12" x 12", I'm not suer what that is in metrics), in the freezer, and swap them out as they lose their cold.

I've actually heard that a good pizza stone works better than a tile, but tile is cheaper.

It must be nice for your little bunnies to have a warren to hunker down in!

Fairy Castle Farm said...

Buntastic advise Lisa, thanks for stopping by and the pizza stone sounds wonderful!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh how I wish it was not getting cold cold cold!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Bye Pox and good luck, your new family will adore you.

Yollie I can't believe that tomato vine!!!! You have such a wonderfully lush garden.