This is the last planned litter for right now. If I were to breed now, babies would come in August and wouldn't be ready to go until mid-to-late-September. Bunnies never sell well in the fall, and they grow much slower in the cooler weather. So for now, just the colony rabbits will be left to continue breeding. Slow year for rabbit breeding, but I think it will be better overall. No surplus of little babies that are too small to butcher but not in demand enough to sell come cold weather.
We have been loosing the free range ducklings at an alarming rate. They seem fine, and then they just tip over and die. As of bedtime check tonight we're down to just one duckling following momma duck now. I made sure we have water bins low enough for them to get in and drink, they're free ranging and eating grass and stuff. They aren't being attacked by predators. I'm not sure if this is just first-time moms that are somehow doing something wrong, or if this is something I need to do something to correct. I think the next time we have a broody duck, we will steal half the chicks and raise them in a brooder to see if it makes any difference.
Today we discovered our first ripe black raspberries from the plants we brought over from the old house. Of course #5 ate them all right off the plant. I did get him to hold one long enough for me to snap a photo before he gobbled it up as well. They must be tasty!