life through a viewfinder

climb time

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 11, 2008

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On Monday, Ryan rode with me back to Owensboro from Lexington, and yesterday, Tyree drove up to visit me, as well. Just before Tyree got in to town, I snapped pictures of these little boys playing in a tree across the street from my apartment. The picture below is what ran in the paper, though the picture at the top of the post is my personal favorite.

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a sense of self

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 7, 2008

I got off work early in the afternoon yesterday, and since I had nothing to do, I decided it might be fun to take a stab at some self-portrait work. So… I wrapped my camera up in a couple Wal*Mart bags to protect it and I jumped in the shower with my camera.

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rabbits, their babies and maggots, oh my!

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 5, 2008

Today’s feature hunt led to meeting Tom Clayton, who owns a bunny farm.

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Clayton, who lives in McLean County, works part time as a security officer and owns “Rabbit City,” a barn that is home to nearly 300 rabbits of various shapes, colors, breeds and sizes. The bunnies raised at the farm are sold to processing farms and zoos, where they are slaughtered. Clayton said he owns approximately 80 does, which are bred when they are six months old. The does have up to 15 babies in about 30 days, and then are bred again in two weeks. Clayton said he sells his rabbits when they are about eight weeks old, and they typically weigh between five and six pounds. He said he can sell the rabbits for about $1.45 a pound.

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“I never really did care if I made anything off the rabbits because really, it’s more of a hobby,” he said.