2017 was somehow the best and worst year at the same time. Lots of tears, hard decisions and thinking. But also a lot of smiles, laughter and hard work paying off.
I didn't travel across the country this year, but I still went to convention and had a ton of fun with friends. I also faced my interview fears and won the title of Duchess at OSRBA. I made some tough decisions and almost sold out, but ended up selling down. I tried Mini Lops for a short period of time and also rescued several rabbits this year. 2017 was the year quality became consistent in my herd as well.
ALL OF LAST YEARS INFO WILL BE IN [ ] BESIDE THIS YEARS
Money Spent: Roughly $1000 [$901] (off the top of my head, may be missing a few small things)
Money Made: $2500[$1855]
Lost: $0 [$0]
Gained: $1500 [$954] (Since I got a horse this year and also spent a lot on presents, this is actually gone, just not on rabbits xD)
This year I transitioned to buying my own feed and other needs for my rabbits, I did sell quite a few rabbits and I only bought a few.
Holland Lop Litters:
Babies Born Total: 69 
Babies Born Dead: 27 
Peanuts: 7 
Babies Weaned: 21 
Babies Died Before Weaning (not counting peanuts): 8 
Babies Died After/At Weaning: 0 
Total Babies Alive After Weaning: 21 
Babies Sold: 19 
Babies Kept: 2 (between grow outs and seniors) 
Some of my babies are not weaned yet, so this may look a little funky if anyone tries to figure it out lol. I'm sure they'll be weaned fine but I can't be certain.
Mel's Alcide - Black Tort Holland Lop Buck, Show
Coffee Creek Sully - Blue Tort Holland Lop Buck, Brood
Blooming Angel Chester - Chestnut Holland Lop Buck, Brood
BTB's FireFly - I'm really gonna miss FireFly, she was one of the favorites, the queen of the barn and I love(d) her so much.
POB's Chunk - I had to put down Chunk due to his quality of life being poor because of an injury. I really really miss this little guy and it's still hard not seeing him.
Shows Attended: 6 
Major Winnings: Several 1sts, BOVs, BOSVs, BOBs, BOSs and 1 Runner Up B4C
Legs: 10 
I did go to convention but did not show any rabbits there.
Check out the shows page to see all the placements and major winnings:
I've been in rabbits almost three years, next year I plan on applying for my registrars license. I've seriously thought about selling out, but because of some special people and some special rabbits I've decided to keep going. I've learned so much with being part of the youth programs, and I've made so many good friends. I'm happy with how much more consistent my quality in babies has become, and I'm happy with where my herd is at.
Thanks for sticking with me through 2017, I can't wait to see what 2018 holds.
Happy New Years everyone!