Random Thoughts on a Rainy Day


Random goat butts picture from when we visited Harley Farms in Pescadero

I don’t have any big news for you today. The exact opposite. I feel like I’ve done so much this week and really I kind of have, but a lot of my week has been about patience. That’s exactly what my daughter’s fortune cookie from lunch said today: “Be patient! The Great Wall didn’t got build in one day.” Fortune cookies aren’t much for grammar (and the saying is originally about Rome), but it was still true.

We are still waiting for Dandelion’s litter of baby kits. Nothing. The average litter is born on day 31 but can go until day 35. Today is day 32 for Dandelion. It makes me wonder if she’s even pregnant. I hope she is… I’ve been waiting 32 days for goodness sake. It may be a case of ‘a watched pot never boils’ because we have been checking on her twice as much as usual. Hopefully she’s just holding out for when no one is looking. Either way she is a fantastic nest builder.

I went shopping with my mom today and got a book on clearance that is just about making French macarons. I’m ecstatic! Now I just have to buy that $13 bag of almond meal to test out a couple macaron recipes. French macarons may be a little too pretentious for a farm (especially a German named farm), but I don’t mind.

I also registered our Rabbitry with the American Rabbit Breeders Association, ARBA, today. As well as reserving the name “Frühlingskabine Rabbitry” –fancy ‘u’ and all– I also became a member and bought a year long breeders listing on their site. For anyone unfamiliar with rabbityness, ARBA is the bigwig of the rabbit world and sponsors many rabbit shows. Look them up here! Check back in a few weeks and hopefully our listing will be there under French Angoras.

Other than those little bits of life it has been pretty boring around here. I blame the rain/brief snow. But be patient like the fortune cookie. It will be spring and then summer soon enough and then we can talk all manners of garden, and growing, and bees, and chicken antics, and baby bunnies. Soon enough my friends.

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