That's what I've been wondering the past few days. You see, while the number of page views on the blog isn't a whole lot higher than average, what people are viewing has shifted dramatically. There have been fewer views of older posts and far more views on the three pages showing rabbits for sale. Some have just been brief inquiries about whether rabbits are still for sale, and then we never hear from them again.
And that has always been the case. But this past two weeks there have been a whole lot more serious emails from people who, it seems, are working on building a sustainable lifestyle. In the past about 40% of our rabbits went to spinners, another 40% to 4-H youth, 10% to homesteading type people, and 10% to people who wanted our rabbits for pets. Lately, however, the numbers have changed. The spinners are still about 40%, 4-H youth are about 20%, and homesteading/sustainable living people are about 40%. People looking strictly for pets have disappeared.
Maybe there's something in the air. Maybe people don't like what's going on in our economy. Maybe they want a slower-paced, more sustainable lifestyle, even if it's only on a postage-stamp sized lot. I'm not quite sure.
Is anybody else seeing this?