After a social media hiatus, I am dipping my toes back in by reactivating my rabbitry page on Facebook. If you would like to follow my page, please take a moment to "like" it to receive updates. Strangely enough, there are a few other accounts using our rabbitry name, but the link above is to the only account associated with our rabbitry. As with my newsletter, I promise to not spam or overwhelm you with information. I am still not using a personal Facebook account, but hope this small step is helpful in making information more accessible.
This spring I had planned on going to local shows again. Aside from the ARBA Convention, I really have not shown rabbits for a few years. I needed the break to do other things -- travel, work, finish grad school and start new hobbies.
During my break from showing I was able to stay engaged with my close friends in the hobby. This time away from shows (and Facebook) really proved that they are real life friends and not friends merely because we share a mutual hobby. The time has also afforded me the opportunity to work on improving my herd without outside influences. As someone who feels there is always something new to learn from others, this was initially tough, but I feel it has been an opportunity for me to grow as a breeder in a new way. I am sure it goes without saying that given the COVID-19 situation, I have no plans to show rabbits for the foreseeable future. Things are tough right now. I am getting a lot of emails from folks who are confused - they want to be proactive in moving their herd forward, but they do not know what the next few days and weeks are going to look like. As of right now, we are social distancing in my household and accordingly, have no plans to offer animals for sale anytime soon. Once life gets back to normal, I am looking forward to seeing (and meeting) so many of you at shows. A few weeks ago I went to the Indiana State Convention to visit friends and while it was great to see old friends, I was also amazed by how many new breeders there were.
BOSV Black and 1st Place Black Junior Buck - Flynn's Slow Burn
5th Black Black Junior Buck - Flynn's Cruel Summer
2nd Place Black Junior Doe - Flynn's Daylight
Best Blue Junior and 1st Place Junior Doe - Flynn's Miss Americana
As exciting as it is to win a class, I am most proud of my junior doe placing. Daylight is one of my favorite rabbits and if you are going to lose a class, you want it to be to the Best of Breed winner. Big congrats to Dillon on his win.