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Peacebunny Island

Welcome Aboard! Service-learning adventures of youth going "island hopping" to Peacebunny Island (a real 22 acre private island on the Mississippi River, Minnesota USA, owned by 16 year old Caleb Smith ) and running Peacebunny Cottage. His business trains comfort rabbit and handlers who share Hugs, Hope and Hoppiness.Program is hosted by Caleb, the youth social entrepreneur who hopes this program helps create excitement for service-learning, environmental STEM, and playing outside. Copyright 2020

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(10.10.19) October Updates — Mass Rescue and what’s up at Peacebunny Cottage and other news

Hear about our participation in a massive Angora rescue and some quick updates about what we have been up to this month. Episode ends with one of my favorite jams at my choir concert this week. 275 voices singing! Sorry that it just cuts off...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

5mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Week 8: Intro to Angora Rabbits

Winter grooming time --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

3mins

23 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Week 7 (1.8.19) Seamanship class, Sea Scouts, and our whether/weather station

Debriefing this week while riding home from Sea Scouts: Two great interviews, first aid review class, updates from Chaska High school’s capstone project to build a working weather station for our houseboat (also used for transporting our goats along the Mississippi river en route to islands to eat invasive species). Being a kid is awesome! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

5mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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(8.6.19) Sitting by the river completes me

Sometimes it’s the simple things that matter most — sitting by the river, having a place to dream, spending time with special friends and loved ones. Here’s an update about our journey...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

7mins

11 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Week 12 (3.5.19) Flood is coming

All the bunnies have been safe at Peacebunny Cottage. We knew that the island would have seasonal floods and we experienced high water last year... So no surprise. With no permanent structures we have no risks. Prayers for those who have so much to lose...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

2mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Week 13 (4.23.19) Hoppy Easter

April updates including flooding, events, and getting ready for the summer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

5mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Week 11: (2.26.19) Gonna flood

Wrapping up a snowy month with lots to do to prepare for summer--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

1hr 9mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Week 9: (2.5.19) Groundhog says "Get your boat ready!"

The Ground Hog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this week and then said "Get the boats ready!"  Here's an update on what's happening during the Polar Vortex that made Minnesota colder than Antarctica this week.  1) Farm chores still happening 2) Port engine is now purring like a kitten while Starboard still needs work 3) Stringer repair will make the floor more stable 4) Considering solar generator for boat batteries?? Lots more to do before we get the houseboat in the water this spring!  Lots of library programs this month & Easter is around the corner...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

5mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Week 15: (5.7.19) Welcome to your new home! Amazingly beautiful Blanc de Hotot breed from the town of Hotot France.

From Madame Blanchard’s Rabbitry in France in 1912 to the Peacebunny Cottage... We are the new home for four 9-12 pound rabbits with striking black eyeliner and satin sheen white fur. We are so grateful to partner with experienced breeders of champions to keep these purebred beauties from extinction. Tator Tot is a dwarf Hotot ( not endangered plus with stray splotches called a sport) but a distant relative who is one of our most popular bunny pals. Please visit YouTube channel this week and subscribe. Have a hoppy day!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

4mins

8 May 2019

Rank #9

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Week 2: (11.27.18) Boats out - Island Shift to Winter

Island visit to winterize • Rabbit feed math • Math in our business • Plan for future podcasts • Next week topics • Have a Hoppy Day!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peacebunnyisland/message

18mins

27 Nov 2018

Rank #10