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Later today we will meet with a contractor who will be quoting us on building a new barn. This part could be fun assuming that I don’t choke on the quote. 😂">
All we could do is stand there and watch. We were traumatized because we just knew that all of Peyton’s show rabbits were gone. I immediately called my best friend who came running over with a determination that I honestly thought would be pointless. But she was able to pull 17 rabbits out to safety.
We had to wait until daylight to attempt to rescue the rest, and with a heat index of 112 I was not very optimistic. But y’all!!! The Calvary arrived with chainsaws and they were able to carve their way into the barn to rescue the rest. We didn’t lose a single animal.
A miracle in itself!!
I currently have all of the rabbits in tiny cage holes inside my house. We will definitely be roughing it for a while until we can rebuild and buy more cages. But we are so thankful for all of their lives being spared! And we are also thankful for those who rushed over on Father’s Day to put in a lot of hard work in the extreme heat.">
I have to say… I wasn’t sure about chaperoning some high school kids on a week long trip, but these kids have wowed me. They are literally the most polite, well behaved, self disciplined kids I’ve ever met. This is definitely turning into a pleasant experience for us all.
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Peyton is one of six students in Lakeview’s AFJROTC who has earned her Sharpshooter rank on the marksmanship team. She attended the state competition and ranked 3rd out of 167 shooters in the Air Force branch. She is 8th out of 189 shooters in all branches of military… this makes her the highest point shooter in the history of Lakeview’s JROTC program. EVER! And she is only 19 points away from earning Expert shooter, which she is expected to earn this summer at marksmanship camp.
When we enrolled at Lakeview, I actually tried to talk her out of joining ROTC. I thought that was for kids who planned to join the military. I’m so glad she didn’t listen to me because I have watched her grow and gain so much confidence. She has become a leader and has learned so much about herself, our community, and our government.">
How is it possible to love a four legged floof this freaking much?!">
These girls keep me busy! But I wouldn’t trade this life for anything in the world. I am one proud mama.">
This past weekend we attended Lionhead Nationals in Dalton, Georgia where Peyton didn’t win nearly as much as she usually does. Her rabbits were up against some of the most beautiful rabbits we’ve ever seen. We felt a little out of our element to be honest. We are quiet, introverted, and like the calm. We are never the life of the party, and we are ok with that. But I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world. We learned so much about what we do and don’t need to do… and Peyton came home with excitement about where she wants her breeding program to go from here.
We did walk away with a first place in the senior tort class in one show, and a best of variety and best opposite sex variety in the seal variety for the Nationals show. And she tied with a win with another youth exhibitor in the variety ID youth competition. I was so proud of her for signing up for the youth competition because she has never done that before. She is so quiet and shy around people so she usually doesn’t sign up for anything that might require her to walk around and talk to people.
Peyton has a little over three years left that she will be able to show as a youth exhibitor. Both of us are excited to see where the next three years will lead us.">
The Robin’s Nest
The Robin's Nest is a small family rabbitry located in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana where we breed and show Lioneads and American Fuzzy Lops. We strive to meet and exceed the standard of perfection set by The American Rabbit Breeders Association.