I would like to officially induct 2 new rabbits into the Strohl-Franz Clan!
At the time that I wrote my last post talking about me and my mom going to Indiana to pick up a new rabbit named Baggins from Indiana we were also talking about getting another little bunny from the same breeder who is the same breed as Baggins she’s just a solid black and she, hence the ‘she’ part is a doe.
Licorice and I on the floor in out hotel room!
Baggins in the hotel during our trip to Indiana!
Baggins and myself in the hotel on our trip to Indiana!
Also, We need to let everybody know that we have officially bred Truffle! We won’t know if she’s actually pregnant yet, but when we do know I will totally blog about it! I can’t help myself! If she is pregnant than she will be due on March 11th, which is exciting and at the same time a little scary… I have everything I need except for a nest box and that doesn’t need to be put in until March 8th or 9th. It was really cool that when we bred Truffle this weekend that the owner of the buck gave us a chart that predicts the likelihood of each color she could have.
That’s all I have for you right now, but I’ll keep you posted!
I am SO sorry that I haven’t had the chance to post in a while! I’ve had a lot going on with school and other things and thought I’d just jump right back into the saddle and keep riding with what I’ve got.
There are a lot of things that have happened since my last post. I received an awesome birthday gift from my “fairy godmother” Jennifer Augustine, which was a six-hole rabbit cage that we refer to as the “rabbit castle.” We also bought a new rabbit and delved into an entirely new breed in getting her. The breed is called Velveteen Lops. It isn’t yet recognized by ARBA, but I’m choosing to look at it from this perspective: If no one decided to work with a new breed of rabbit, then we wouldn’t have any of the breeds that are out there today. The new doe’s name is Truffle—be sure to look at her page!
We also have two visitors staying with us for a little while! Their names are Heidi and Raven, and they are both Lionheads. Heidi and Raven are only with us until April, but until then they are a part of the Franz-Strohl clan. I also want to quickly congratulate all the Lionhead breeders out there who were recognized at 2013′s National ARBA Convention!
Now on to what you all must be interested in if you are reading this post and that is the title! I have made the decision to delve even further into the rabbit world and start breeding rabbits (this is where you oooooh! and awwwww!). Within the past few days there have been some major decisions made. We are going this weekend to Indiana to do three things: visit my family that I haven’t seen in forever, do my first college visit to Purdue, and pick up a new rabbit from an amazing breeder, Amanda Richards, owner of Richards Rabbitry. We are going to be picking up one new little buck! Here’s a pic:
This is our little Baggins (buck)!!!!!
This is our little Baggins (buck)!!!!!
While we are in Indiana, we will actually be breeding Truffle to Amanda’s buck, a chocolate! We will hopefully be breeding them on Saturday, so Truffle would be having her little kits on Tuesday, March 11!!!!
I’m taking a MOOC that has been SUPER awesome in giving me online resources that are intended for teachers, but are also really useful for the student. This was a kind of ‘test run’ of seeing how to create my own widget…
I’ve decided that you CAN like things outside of Facebook, but at the same time Facebook’s “like” has become a universal way of showing that you appreciate, love, cherish, enjoy, or just can’t stop laughing about something… I feel like it has become so popular that when we are out enjoying ourselves we are still focused on liking that thing that so and so shared and not paying attention to the things we LIKE that are right in front of us, as opposed to a screen…
I was given this challenge during my Environmental Law and Policy class, I thought I already knew what my verdict on this ‘case’ was going to be since I keep bees, but I decided to look at this from an unbiased perspective, as though I wasn’t a beekeeper. This is the presented case and my verdict on whether the bees were a nuisance or not.
This is the 48 HOUR BEE CHALLENGE:
The Problem/Fact Pattern: Mr. Alfred (“Al”) Lergic resides in a suburban house with his wife, two sons, and dog, Puffy. His adjacent neighbor, Ms. Beatrice (“Bea”) Keeper, owns a 10-acre lot and has recently set up 10 bee hives in a corner of her property immediately adjacent to Mr. Lergic’s property. In fact, the hives are just 5 feet away from the border between the two properties. Ever since these hives were installed, life in the Lergic backyard has been awful. “The bees go directly from the hives, across our property, to a community pond on the other side of our lot,” Mr. Lergic states, “and constantly collide with and sting anything that moves in their path. They stung poor Puffy so much that he had to be taken to an animal hospital and one of my sons is allergic to bee stings and requires medical treatment every time he’s stung. None of us, or our guests, can ever go outside.” Mr. Lergic has sued Ms. Keeper for nuisance in a lawsuit: Lergic v. Keeper.
This is my answer to the problem:
I am going to assume that Mr. Lergic and Mrs. Keeper live in Anne Arundel County, MD since there was no county stated in the quick summary.
In the case of Lergic vs Keeper the plaintiff has rights to sue for nuisance, but cannot have the court issue and injunction to remove the bees because in Anne Arundel County their are no restrictions to beekeeping. Neighbors do not have to consent to bees being kept in their neighborhood. The court does rule however that the bees are a nuisance and issues an injunction stating that Mrs. Keeper must create a water source on her property for her bees to go to, so that Mr. Lergic and his family will have ordinary numbers of bees in their backyard. Their is no way to completely rid Mr. Lergics backyard of honeybees becuase they are found in nature and Mrs. Keeper cannot control where ALL bees go. She can however shorten their flight to a water source by providing one on HER own property.
Held: Defendant’s keeping of bees is a nuisance and defendant is required to create a water source for bees.