I love how Facebook attempts to guilt you into staying by showing you all the people that will “miss you”. It was weird waking up and not logging on first thing in the morning to see what everyone’s status updates were. I realize now how much time was wasted “click, click, clicking” away. Granted, it did have it’s perks… but I’m glad it’s gone; less distraction.
One of our rabbits kindled this week. The first litter this doe kindled she had 10 kits. This time around there were only five. We saved two does from the last litter and will breed them in January. According to what I’ve read and been told by other breeders: 3 does and a buck is a good number to start with. The meat is tasty and is similar to a cross between chicken and pork. Christopher has hasenpfeffer brining right now… can’t wait to try it! I will eventually create separate pages for “rabbits, chickens, garden and honey bees” that will have more specific details for those that are interested in the individual “processes” behind those subjects. I’m going to keep the posts pretty general and more along the lines of a diary so if you are interested in the more DIY aspect check out the individual pages.
One of the awesome things about this move is that now we are only an hour away from my parents and other family members. We’ve been taking advantage of this opportunity and spending some quality time with Ma and Pa. Tomorrow we are going over to help them pull out their dock, we’ve already helped them put the house “back in order” after the remodel. The projects around the cabin continue and should keep us busy for the most of the winter. Here are a few pictures of Barn and the cabin we are staying in:
I also found out this week that my prediction was correct… I left my job at just the right time. I feel bad for my coworkers and wish them the best of luck finding new employment- something has been pulling us in this direction and I’m confident now that the correct choice was made… not that I had any doubts.
On a happy note… we got some good feedback on this last showing… “interested and will sleep on it” was the comment made. Please cross your fingers that the house will sell soon- it’s the last thing that is keeping me from feeling “free.”
“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” -Christopher McCandless