I pointed and she hauled bunnies around. We paired Kaelyn to Servine, Fern to Mister Cellophane, Spotty to Fabio, Lilith to Rascal, and Feather to Peanut. Unfortunately, by the time I got out to the barn it was 90-degrees out and none of the does was having any part of lifting. I doubt any of them actually got bred. Perhaps if I have time and energy tomorrow I can pair them up again.
I went into the colony building and fetched out the two babies. They're over three weeks old now and looking much better than they were before. We've named the brown and white girl Eeyore, and the tan and white boy (Winnie the) Pooh. She has crimped whiskers and wavy fur but doesn't have soft or dense fur. I am considering keeping her back since the last brown one we kept back didn't make it and we did lose one of our breeders to mastitis this year. I'm still thinking about it. I do plan to pull them out on Saturday and put them in the grow out cage since that worked well with the last litter.
I started a smaller blanket project a couple days ago to tide me over until the back-ordered yarn for my next full blanket project arrives. I had planned to use up the last of a couple skeins of gender-neutral colors, but after about 6 inches of striped colors I realized I wasn't going to have enough to do a full baby blanket, since #1 talked me into making the blanket twice as long as I had planned. Today I figured out a way to get around the conundrum. I'm not crocheting in light blue. I have a large skein of it just sitting around and can use it to fill space. When I get about 6 inches from the size I want the blanket to be, I will use the last of the original skeins to mirror the stripes I started with. This should prevent me from running out and having to buy new skeins of the same color (which would negate the entire point of the project to use them up), and keeps the blanket from looking too busy with constant color changes. Also, the yarn I'm using up on the stripes is considerably softer than the light blue yarn, which means if used by a baby, the softer end portions would be in contact with baby's face, while the slightly rougher portion would be over baby's clothing. I'm sure after a wash or two it would be soft too. I got a shipping notice that the first skein of the new yarn shipped yesterday (they had one in stock and the others were back-ordered). I think I will wait until all of the skeins are on hand just so I don't end up with a started project that gets set aside in case the back order gets bumped even further back (as it looks to have been already). This will give me a little more time to work on this impromptu baby blanket.
Ditto continues to do well as an indoor kitty. She is using the litter box exclusively and is becoming more tolerant of Moose. She remains scared of the two puppies (Arya and Toby), but they're big and bouncy and don't respect boundaries, so I understand how she feels about them. Perhaps a couple of good claw swats to their noses will give them the attitude adjustment they need. For now though I just try to keep them away from her so she feels more at home. Moose laments that he can no longer nap on the couch, as Ditto has claimed the couch as her official nap spot.