Wanted to let everyone know that we are still here…
Life has been pretty crazy these past few weeks. I have to college students living with me (husband and daughter). Phillip is taking on-line course through Wilmington University and he is working on his Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Political Science. Jessica was accepted into the Early College High School via Delaware State University. Jessica is taking 7 college credits this semester along with high school classes. Jessica just started in the 9th grade, as you can imagine WE have a lot going on.
With the crazy weather this summer we took a break from showing rabbits and cavies. One minute the temperature outside is 95 degrees with a heat indexing of 103, other days its 80 degrees with a nice breeze. As I am writing this quick update it is currently 73 degrees outside with a beautiful breeze. Thank goodness fall is on its way!
Jessica’s big project this summer was to complete the applications for the ARBA Youth Contest. Jessica will be competing in Texas this year in the following competitions: Achievement, Management, and Royalty as well as Breed I.D. and Judging.
I have had the pleasure of judging local 4-H/FFA rabbit and cavy shows this summer in MD, NJ, WV, and PA.
We have added a few Mini Lops and Himalayan rabbits to the rabbitry. We have had quite a few cavy pups born this summer with hopes of our “big” winner in the bunch. We have dispersed our Show Quality Abyssinia Herd to various local 4-Hers in the area, with the hopes of giving them a great start.
Jessica’s main focus from now on will be her Harlequins that will do well at Convention and Harlequin Nationals each year, with a few small shows in-between. With her rigorous school schedule, Jessica’s day starts at 7 am and she walks up the drive way at 6 pm each night. Talk about a long day.
Jessica will still be showing angoras sprawling as well as her Teddies (Guinea Pigs).