Tilbert hates car rides, but loves car magazines and cars made of yucca.
Violet, meanwhile, enjoys her dinner of romaine, parsley, and Bunfectionary Chomping Chafe, a mixture of Bunny Biscotti chafe, dried vegetables, and tasty experiments like spinach paper, pineapple glass, and fruit powders.
These custom dyed yucca pieces are bound for the elves at BunnyBytes, where they will be made into fun chew toys. We just made the switch from spinach to parsley for the green, and met with eight paws up from Tilbert and Violet. And the red–not as purple as the picture–is made from beets and their own wild blackberries.
Fennel sticks are fibrous and tasty, and crunchy too. They provide a nice snack, but also a bit of a play toy. Here is one of our favorite pictures of Tilbert and the fennel stick he managed to chew into a stake or shiv.
Did you know that the word fennel comes from the Latin word feniculum or foeniculum, meaning “little hay”? Is it any wonder that bunnies go crazy for it? Fennel can be incredibly sweet as well, especially Sweet Florence Fennel, often found in markets. Flavors range from the ubiquitous licorice or anise with lovely undertones of citrus such as lemon, orange, and tangerine.
Although it is known for stimulating appetite, from ancient time it has been known to help flatulence as found in this Latin phrase “semen foeniculi pellit spiracula culi,” which literally means “the fennel seeds make blow the arsehole” (or at least says Wikipedia).
All parts of the fennel plant are edible, from the big white root bulb to the stalk, fronds, seeds and its highly-sought pollen. Bunfectionary’s tasting team love the sweet anise flavor of the fronds with a light lemony undertone, and the stalks make tasty chew toys.
But the only thing to explode will be your bunny as he binkies with joy at getting this grass and willow ball festooned with delicious yucca dyed with Bunfectionary’s own spinach and beet dyes. Big raffia ears replace the cross on top. And deep inside is a small paper bag filled with Timothy hay, crumbled Bunny Biscotti, dehydrated carrot and beet pulp.
We have been working on this toy awhile. In fact, we wanted to make this toy before we even founded Bunfectionary. But before we tell you what it is, we want to tease you with this video. Click on the bunny or here.
We just finished up a new batch of our Bunny Biscotti Macarons, and even made a donation of our new boxed set to the Rabbit Meadows dinner and auction. (No pictures until the big unveiling!) The box was part of our “Parisian Collection” with BunnyBytes, and included the Bunny Clutch Purse and the Bun-glasses.
Yucca slices are naturally dyed with fruits and vegetables to achieve the same beautiful hues of regular French (Parisian) Macarons. Left to right are beet, carrot, spinach, and blueberry. All our filled with our own Banana Bunny Biscotti Hay Treat mixture, made with whole Timothy hay, pumpkin, and banana.
Violet enjoys her Bunny Clutch Purse in this video. She chases her woven grass “purse” around to get at the hay inside. This is why I sometimes find it clear down the hallway. Although there is a whole bundle of equally fresh grass readily accessible just 6 feet away, she prefers the challenge of getting it from the purse. There are a few treats mixed in, like broken Bunny Biscotti, dried carrot, and dried fennel fronds. Designed by Bunfectionary, sold by www.BunnyBytes.com.
We just received notice that no opposition was filed against the publication of the Bunfectionary logo! Just a few steps away from replacing the little TM with the encircled R to designate it as a REGISTERED trademark. We never have looked so forward to reprinting our cards, labels, and letterhead.
Our label assures the customer of the quality and care of our products, from our own Bunny Biscotti made with whole Timothy hay to our toys to Harvest Naturals.
It is all about the accessories this year! Inspired by the fashion headlines last month and Bottega Veneta’s woven leather, this cute clutch comes straight from the bun-way. Fun and functional, the Bunny Clutch is filled with sweet orchard grass, tasty treats and some chewy surprises too. Made with a Busy Bunny Seagrass Mat and adorned with a Yucca button and a shredders handle, the Clutch measures about 11″ across and about 5″ tall. Handmade by the couture seamstresses of Bunny Bytes.