Insight to be blog2020-02-14T18:20:31-05:00

Shade Tree

Come sit on the bench under the old oak tree and read the latest from The Grove.


In June 2021, Evolution Rattery and Oakgrove Rattery undertook a project to try to eradicate Streptobacillus moniliformis (SBM), the bacteria that causes Rat Bite Fever (RBF), [...]

New Year’s Update

While we may have been quiet over the past couple of months, we have been busy behind the scenes working on the SBM Cross-Foster Project. Our process, if the theory [...]

A New Day

The last few months have been interesting to say the least. It’s been a while since our last update; so, I wanted to tell you what we have been doing. [...]

Our Next Chapter

So, this place isn’t where we thought we would be when 2021 started. This past week has been one of the toughest yet still with one more week to go. [...]

Rat Bite Fever (RBF)

Yesterday was one of the toughest days we have had since we started breeding. We had to say goodbye to a quarter of our babies. Oak Grove has tested positive for Streptobacillus [...]

Is Health Testing Important?

So, this journey started almost three months ago. It was again time for my yearly test. I was floored at the results. During this same time period, I knew several [...]


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