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Autumn Update - Mass Rescue

With the changing of the seasons comes new adventures and the closing of chapters. The end of State Fair marks the beginning of a new school year and I started high school. Now getting ready for fall break this week, the final river trips for my Eagle Project are going out. I'm excited to be turning in my paperwork to the MN DNR which will showcase a paddler's water trail map that will help prevent erosion. I'm so close to the finish line on this massive project, so I've just gotta keep moving my legs and lean. HA! And after this week the houseboat will be brought back on land at the marina for the winter. Their staff overseas the winterizing and its next trek will be in May with MMZERO.

So thankful for our volunteers!! They have been busy transitioning water stations in the barn to new format expecting freezing. Final delivery of alfalfa hay and straw is this weekend. Mowed the corral. Painted the fencing and sides of the main barn. Changing the goats housing setup. Spiderwebs are gone in the horse barn. That's the joy of farm life -- there's always projects.

We have our final barn cleaning getting ready for Twin Cities Start Up Week where we are hosting a meet and greet event. But here's the big news... Lots of new fluffies have made Peacebunny Cottage their home.

But the biggest news is the huge Angora rabbit rescue we just participated in. So thankful that the family asked for help -- they were overwhelmed and needed help due to unexpected circumstances. I believe that it takes courage to admit you can't take care of all your animals, so keep any negative thoughts away. They needed to place 45 rabbits immediately before the cold weather sets in and thankfully we have space for the Mammas and their litters. This week volunteers were busy with nail trims, massive hair care, and just oohing and ahhhing at the babies. We are not a traditional rescue because we select which rabbits we bring in and they need to be one of our specialty breeds or have super strong potential to become a comfort rabbit. But this was a good fit. So the next chapter of our life means that our "ARK" just added a lot more fuzzies. We will guarantee a forever home, but it is very likely that once they are cleaned up, healthy, vetted and trained to be comfort animals that they will be a perfect fit for our programs. Thanks for staying with us on our journey!

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