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

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Kingdom Thrives...

To our Kingdom!
Teegee here, Sweetie's Mum, It has been such a long time since we have visited. We have so much to catch up on...   Make a cuppa, sit back  relax, that's it.  Now make your escape..............

Angel and Sweetie here,  ready to take you on your jorney.....
Well don't just sit around grooming yourself Patches, show the nice people around!
*grumble, grumble*

Ok Miss Princess, hurry up and open our gate, we want to get going....
Ah, morning rubs and delicious brekkie we are all set. 
 Today we are going to take you around our magnificent food garden and show you all the nommie things we have to eat.  And some not so nice things that we don't eat *giggles*

Ok, lets go!
First up we have a fruit called "Peppino"
it's leaves are not good for bunnies, but we do enjoy a bit of the
 fruit in moderation.
It is invading our kindom walls it is growing so big!
Here you see it from the other side of the wall, wonderful isn't it

Oooh, now we have what our human Mr Stewart calls the "Mortgage Melter" Yollie Planted this "Truss Plum" tomato in summer of 2009 and look at it..... 
It's has not stopped fruiting ever since!

My bunny tummy rumbles just looking at these beautiful tomatoes, mmmmm
 Hopping along now, are you keeping up?    Good!

 Scrummy Strawberries, oooh how we love these, we get to eat the leaves and sometimes even some of the berries.  Miss Princess giggles to see us in our red "lipstick" once we have gobbled up these gems.

 Now we have passed the bunny race track and veered into the magical broad bean cove....

broad beans are not good for bunny eating, but the broccoli are super scrummy
 Binky through the orchard and on our way too......
Peaches beginning to ripen
What I would give for an hour alone in there !!!!

Lettuce Heaven!!!!

Yummy, in moderation of course!
Of every colour and variety!
 Although we don't eat onions, we can certainly appreciate the awe and grace of this magical fairy wand!
Onion Flower or could we say...
"Magical Fairy Wand"???  
 To finish our wonderous romp, a little nibble if you please..... excuse me coming through, out my way!!!
Chocolate Mint.
Perfect for the sweet tooth bunny
Well we are pooped!  We hope you enjoyed your visit, now that our tour is done it's Nap time *yawns*  See you all soon.
Remember, don't be shy to say hi!
Keep well and enjoy the wonder of life, from Sweetie, Teegee, Patches and me.... Angel

Bye Bye! xoxox