Ok so now when I say adventure your mind probably travels somewhere tropical with lots of jungle or lots of water and swarming sharks. Or maybe it travels to the top of a snow-covered mountain and your holding a snowboard or climbing gear almost nearing the top. Or maybe even still your inside of a speeding race car rounding the next corner.
Well I am not an ordinary adventure seeker. We just got another rabbit. And I ordered chickens. And I looked at another cat today. And decided to get a female companion for the male rabbit. Busy day? That is an understatement. Not enough adventure for you? Well it’s plenty for me. We have 3 children and with all of those animals I expect the hi-jinx to increase 10 fold.
Our new Mini Lop – Buddy. Who is not mini in any sense of the word!
Our new fancy chickens – something Belgian – De Fleur
We lost Stella who was our first rabbit. She was pure white with pink/red eyes. She was great. But in a thunderstorm her latch on her cage broke and she bolted. 6 days later the neighbor called and said he saw her in their yard. Mitch bought a live trap and they almost caught her, but her wild instincts kicked in and we haven’t seen her since. I am sure she’s now getting ready to have babies even though my husband doesn’t think she would cross breed with a wild hare.
So now we will become rabbit and chicken farmers. Maybe by next summer we can get a goat! Ooohhh, can you say BIG adventure. Hahaha! Have a great day!
I must say being a farmer is difficult! Ha! We brought our newest member of the family home this weekend and her name is Stella. She is a beautiful New Zealand bunny. She is Ben’s 4-H fair project. We had secured a hutch and cage for her outside by or in the barn, but then daddy mentioned that maybe she should stay in the house and that’s how that went! She is very good at going potty in her box, but there is always wood shavings all over my kitchen. Hmmm…. I am still not sure about this, but we will see.
Opening weekend of white tail deer season is over. Most wives dread deer season, because their husbands become obsessed with it and pay no attention to the needs and duties at home.
Other wives love the break and like when their husbands leave for a week. It give them a break from the “Big Kid” in her brood.
And then there is me! I am the hunter in our family, most years anyway. This year Ben really wanted to go to, but I am 8 months pregnant and could not participate this year. We still went to deer camp and shot the breeze with the boys and cut up deer and all of that fun stuff, but I have to tell you not participating this year was not fun!
I love the feeling of refreshment when you sit in the deer stand all morning. The air is clean, your mind is clean and of course your soul is clean. Sitting still in peace and quiet is just what a person needs to re-energize. Until, of course, that monster steps out and the commotion starts. Scramble to get your gun up, scramble to find the site, remember that the safety is on. Oh yeah then there’s either my dad or brother saying, “If you don’t take it right now I am going to shoot!” So much for the peace and quiet. But at that point the adrenalin starts to kick in and that’s even better!
So this year we missed all of the excitement and adrenalin. Next year though Ben and I will have to make sure we take some extra time off of work and stay out at camp.
The sound of the whip-poor-will takes me right back to my childhood in rural malung township. I used to beam at the sound of the very unique bird. When we moved back here seven years ago that was one of the things I looked forward to. Unfortunately I was never blessed with that opportunity. Until tonight. Seven long years and finally the sound echoed through my open bathroom window. I am still smiling that is how thrilled I am!