Well 2020 certainly has been an eventful year! Here at Mission Hill Farm summer heat, COVID 19, RHD2, and the Castle Fire have put rabbits and rabbit shows on the backburner. The garage door has been shut with the air conditioner running, and the rabbits have been confined to their cages. But hopefully things are changing for the better as the fall weather cools things down. The garage door is open more with less need for air conditioning, and the fire evacuation orders have been cancelled.
With the fall season comes breeding season here at Mission Hill. Last year’s breeders are ready to get out of their cages and play in their outside yard. All of last year’s juniors, which were bred to show at the May WCC in Reno, had no shows to strut their stuff; straight to the breeder section of the rabbitry they will go. With no ARBA judging, I will have to select which juniors get to pass on their genetics. I think we have made great progress with last year’s juniors; lots of thick shoulders and big, broad rumps, or at least I think so. I guess I will have to wait to hear the judges’ remarks when the next generation hits the show tables.
Sometimes you don’t know what you are going to miss until you have to miss something. I clearly miss showing our rabbits. I miss the road trips with my wife and family; I miss the shows and listening to the judges’ comments about our juniors; I miss just sitting in my chair and looking and listening to the sights and sounds of a rabbit show; I missing walking around and witnessing the love people have for their rabbits, especially The angora owners, who work so hard to spotlight their rabbit’s coat of wool.
Hope to see you at shows in the post COVID, RHD2 world. I will soon update our breeding barn, juniors, and for sale pages.
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Website last updated September 26, 2020
(Rabbit practicing for upcoming soccer match!)