Monthly Archives: April 2018

Never A Dull Moment

The baby had gone down for bed, I had settled in to watch tv for the night with Jeff just as the transformer across the street blew up which plunged our home into darkness. Well of course Henley slept through the ensuing chaos like the champ that she is! Jeff calmly got up and proceeded to start setting up the generator since it was below freezing and we had a sleeping baby in the house. I settled in to watch tv on the iPad by candlelight while Jeff (being wonderful as he is) took care of making sure we wouldn’t freeze to death! Well he ended up having a friend of the family come over to help him.

I’m going to back up a bit… I asked for a rabbit for my birthday which my wonderful husband arranged. I found Calamity Jane (the rabbit) on a local farm group I am a part of. This rabbit is a Flemish Giant who is destined to be Pistol Pete’s (our giant chinchilla) new wife, and they will make beautiful babies! Well, we are still about a week and a half away from moving into our new farm so we are still living with my mother in-law. Now I’m sure any of you who know me can imagine the conversation about where are we going to put Jane at my mom’s house that I had with Jeff. In the end I convinced Jeff Jane would just have to live in the basement for two weeks until we get to the farm.

Back to the power outage… I’m all settled on the couch when I hear from the basement a very calm cool and collected “Well that’s not good…” this was followed by lots of crashing and banging. Turns out Gus was bored waiting for the lights to come back on and He wanted to go and stare at the bunny for awhile. Well as Gus was staring at Jane he must have got his collar stuck on the grate that was keeping Jane from jumping out. Upon realizing that he was now attached to the rabbit cage Gus proceeded to not so calmly freak out. The ensuing chaos resulted in the cage being knocked over and Jane escaping. Gus was torn between chasing Jane or dying of stress by being chased himself by her enclosure.

I made my way downstairs and made sure Gus was freed and told him to lie down so he wouldn’t make JAne panic. I have spent some considerable time bonding with JAne so when she saw me she hopped right up to me and let me pick her up. Much to Gus’s disappointment I calmly put Jane away in her cage with out his help and ushered the completely unhelpful border collie upstairs. In all this chaos I remembered that we are just a few days away from moving into our new farm (which will bring its own chaos) and that Hen and I would once again be farmers.

Peep peep

This time next month I will be setting up the incubator for baby chicks!! I plan to have it all ready so that when we get back from Florida I can pick up my eggs. A friend is giving me some of her hen’s fertilized eggs to hatch. They are going to be a mixed batch of wyandottes and ameracaunas which will give us both brown and green/blue eggs!

New Starts

We have reached spring and with it comes so many new and exciting things for my family.  We will close on our new farm within the months or shortly after and we cannot wait.  My husband and I have already started dreaming about how we want to set everything up for everyone!