Monday, October 13, 2014

Where to start??????

I have been such a bad blogger, I don't even know how I got new followers but WELCOME! With Fall/Winter here I might have more time to post :)))

Where to start. Well we had some bad over the Summer. Remember my "free range" bunnies that my pet bunny Ellie had. First off those little ones dug several holes under the fence to get out of the chicken pen so after two years of living free willy nilly with the chickens Miss Ellie went missing :/ She either got out (thanks to her kids) or something got in (thanks to her kids) and took her. I miss seeing her everyday :( Shortly after that one of her kids showed up paralyzed and then another one was paralyzed. We put them down since they weren't able to move and after much Googling I've come up with the conclusion that they had E. cuniculi. I really enjoyed seeing them running all over the yard, playing in the barn, sitting on the back porch, and circling my feet when it was time for food. I won't ever let another bun be on the ground and I am lucky my meat rabbits weren't affected by the disease.

My female goat Lady came to me one day limping. When the hubs came home we got her on the stand and he found a thumb tack in her hoof. I guess I had dropped one when I was putting up fly tape. That hole became infected and her limp got worse. I went to the feed store and bought Kopertox. We used it on her hoof everyday for about a week and she healed up. I was super stressed about that too but VERY thankful that she is okay :)

Bub my goat buck is triple stinky this year. I guess since I have 2 females he's got to try harder. I can smell him on my back porch, it's really foul :p

We have been eating more rabbit. Our neighbor smoked one for us and we had bbq sliders. I cooked one and shredded the meat for rabbit tacos. That was pretty good too. My next meal will be rabbit chili. I make a white chili with chicken and I'm going to substitute rabbit. I can't wait to try it. I might not tell the kids and see if they notice a difference, lol! My fur tanning is going better. I can't say it's perfect yet, but I did get a compliment from my dad, so it's a little better and I'm ready to make my fur purse! With the price of meat at the store and the unknowns of that meat. I'm very thankful and grateful for my rabbits :))))

The hubs traded a truck for a fifth wheel. I talked him into not selling it so we can have it for an emergency. It was a hunting trailer and I'm in the process of cleaning it up a bit. I'm going to keep it masculine for resale but cleaner so if it needs to be home during a power outage it will be cozy :) I will post pics of my progress soon. So far I've only painted the ceiling. There is a reason humans don't look up all the time. It hurts!!!!!!

The last few weeks most of us (me included) have been sick with some weird gastrointestinal/respiratory virus. It has hung around for weeks. We are all just now starting to feel better. With all the crazy sickness out in the world, getting sick is scary.

Reading this makes me wonder what I actually do everyday besides stress and worry. It doesn't sound like I'm very busy but I am. Tonight I'm going to my first ever bee club meeting. I need to reconnect with my friends so I will be able to get bee's this Spring.

Enjoy the day ya'll, it's raining buckets here!


  1. It's so good to 'see' you! Summer, Fall, Spring are so busy, it's a wonder that anyone can keep a blog going. And, as much as I look forward to a lull during winter, it's got it's own issues...glad to know you're feeling better.

  2. You were gone for so long I think you missed my "Kelly the Early Years" post.

  3. When we had goats, you could find the male in the dark on a windy night just by smell. Goats were not worth the trouble for us so we have had a horse and steers since then with much better results.
    I know little about bunnies other than they are delicious!
    Glad you are doing good, maybe the cold weather will kill off some of the disease, it is raining here as well.

  4. Kelly, you have been busy busy busy. Slow down and drink a glass of tea and enjoy a sunset.

  5. We still have two doelings and no one is buying goats anywhere in our area either. I'm putting them up to barter for meat I think. Hope you feel better soon.

  6. Kelly,

    Welcome back girl!!! Good to see you :-)
    Sorry to hear about your rabbits.
    Life keeps all of us very busy. Remember to take some time for yourself every now and then :-)

    Congrats on the 5th Wheel, we went to the RV show looking at ideas for later on once we pay off our debt.
    Were looking at possibly doing bee keeping ourselves next year, signed up for a class too.

  7. It's nice to see you around! I've been too busy to blog too. Little League is killing me.

    Sorry to hear about your bunnies. I want some of that rabbit meat! Post pics of your tanning and your purse when you can. That's something I've wanted to do.

  8. Good To See Ya! Don't worry about not blogging..we all go through that. Some days I feel lucky if I get to it once a week.
    Our neighbor is raising rabbits, and he just let some out to free roam.
    I think once I get the chicken project down pat, Rabbits will be our next venture.
    I am still jealous about the tanning stuff....really want to learn that art.
    So make sure you post some pics, can't wait to see the purse. I have some old license plates, and have seen where you can reuse them and make purses...might give it a try,

    Hugs to you all!

  9. Bless your heart, you are such a busy girl. There is always work to do on a farm and well, that photo of your bunnies . . . they are so cute. I don't think that I could eat them. Maybe that would be a diet that I could actually stick to . . . a bunny diet, LOL. Winter is coming and maybe you will have more time for blogging. We miss you.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Your blogging sister (grandma)
    Connie :)

  10. Hi Kelly,
    I just had to stop by to:
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    Wish you a very
    Merry Christmas.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  11. Wow! Kelly, I was your last comment and that was in December . . . are you alright. I miss you:)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  12. Good Morning Kelly, it makes my day to know that you are doing well. Sometimes life gets very busy, especially when you have kids still at home. I've been an empty nester now for a long time, but I just love the busyness that comes my way when our granddaughters visit. By the time they go back home, I realize why we have our children when we are young. It take a lot of energy being a Momma. Enjoy your family and keep in touch.
    Love, Connie :)

  13. Hi Kelly! I know that you are a busy gal and that you don't have time to post . . . but I was thinking about you and just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Easter. God bless you and your family.
    Connie :)

  14. Hey girl, give a shout, a little noise on the keyboard!
    Way behind here as normal, watching it rain.