We went to the local Chicken Swap again this weekend. This time we managed to get there alot earlier than we did the last time. It was great. They had all kinds of chickens and chicks, goats of all kinds and kids too. They are sooo cute. I can't wait to get goats even though I don't know much at all about them. I've been talking with folks and doing a bunch of reading though. More on goats in the coming days I'm sure.... They also had.... Rabbits! Yep, There were three different people there who had all kinds of rabbits. I ended up bringing a pair home. They are a mixed breed medium size rabbit. The boy is 10 weeks old and the girl is 12 weeks.
Now I need to pull back out my trusty Storey Rabbit book and brush up on "things". I'm really excited. This is the first step in raising some of our own meats and I am pretty excited about that! Its all part of the grand plan around here. I still need another doe but that will come too. Some of you guys might remember the last time I was dealing with rabbits it didn't quite turn out the way I would have wanted. But hey, they weren't MY rabbits. If they had been I would have been feeding them correctly. Anyway.....
We are going back to the next Chicken Swap and look around. they have one every 1st and 3rd Saturday. Maybe find another rabbit, heck maybe even find a goat. The chicken coop hasn't been built yet but it is in the plans as well. I'm hoping we have some chickens running around before to much longer. Now there is something else I've never done before!
I swear I cannot keep up with anything these days. My camera and I are playing hide and seek again. I had some pictures and things to share with but once again I have laid down the camera somewhere. Now mind you when I find it, it will be some place it couldn't have gotten "hurt". And I do have a camera case for it but....where I sat it down is anyone's guess. I'm pretty sure the truck "ate" it again though. Things get lost all the time in that dang truck.
Some of the questions left in comments lately have me realizing that there are lots of newer readers here. I'm really happy to have you all along for the ride. Some of you have asked about my disabilities. I don't really talk about it much, it makes me a bit uncomfortable for some reason. Anyway.... here goes.
The one which causes me the most actual pain is the scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine. It has caused me to actually shrink over 4 inches in the past few years. Another problem I have is that the acute angle of the curve pushes on the nerves in my back, hip, feet and legs. It's hard to stand, walk or sit for any length of time at all. I am also loosing the feeling in my feet which sounds like it shouldn't hurt, right? Everything has set up with arthritis including an ankle that I broke wayyy back before dinosaurs. I am also in end stage liver disease, which by the way, so far doesn't really hurt. I just get tired pretty easily and have most symptoms of the disease. There's more but I won't inflict all that on you all right now. Heck you have already heard more than you wanted to I'm sure! Sorry about that. I've written a little about it once before. I just figure folks don't really want to hear all about it and so I don't usually talk about it. There are so many other things in this life to talk about!
We live in some amazing times. History is being written as we speak. Our grandchildren will look back and talk about these times. Ever wondered what they will say about you?
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