Friday, March 05, 2010

"The absence of a clear understanding of God's holiness is the reason for our shallowness, it is the reason for our impotence, it is the reason for our selfishness, it is the reason for our weakness, it is the reason for our disobedience. We don't really understand how holy God is that's why we compromise, that's why we are the worst kind of pragmatists who do only what fulfills our desires." John MacArthur


This is Neville in the new rabbit pen in the barn. He was able to escape from it, so we added more wire. He hasnt gotten out again, and now the two girls are in there with him. Neville is a "mutt" that the neighbors gave us when they moved. He is really tame and friendly, loves to be scratched on the head. The 2 girls he is in with are NZ/Californian crosses. The older female whose name is "Mother" had 6 babies this morning! 5 are black, and one is mostly white with a little black. Satin, the younger female is due in a week.
Erinn even went outside to see them this morning!!! She also went outside this afternoon when Mooky and I got home from town.

This is the view inside the rabbit colony. It's 11' by 22'.

The black trashcan holds their feed.

The cages on the right hold 4 young males that are nearly to butchering age.
We have several areas that the rabbits can hide in. A spool that they like to go inside of, a couple of upside-down nest boxes, and an old wooden wheel chair ramp that I set up on 2x4s so they could go under it.

Mooky and I (Kris is sick) had gone to get groceries today, pick up tillers needing work from 2 different people, and we also picked up Scarlett from NuLuvNubians where she was having a long visit with their nice buck Orion. Jonna told me that Scarlett was giving 1.5 gallons of milk per day. Woohooo!!! I didnt know how much she was giving because when she was here, her kid was nursing. I discovered Jonna's BLOG when I was looking for the link to her website to add to this post. Erinn is disappointed that Scarlett wasn't bred to Jukebox, but oh well! Sorry, Erinn, but Orion is really nice too, and we should get some great kids from that breeding. I cant wait to milk tonight! It will be so nice to have plenty of milk again. We've been skimping along on what I had frozen from Scarlett before she left. I was getting just enough from Sparrow and Vanilla to feed Shine (Scarlett's kid).

This is Camo and Eclipse.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Erinn and Mooky started a new round of antibiotics and I was SO hopeful that they would do as well as last time on them. But, both of them developed such terrible stomach issues that we went down to half doses for 24 hours, and then had to stop altogether.

Erinn was so sick yesterday that she spent all day in bed, alternating between sleeping and moaning. We were out of promethazine (anti-nausea) and the doctor in Fredericksburg refused to call any in for me, so I called Dr. Braun. God bless her and Douglas! They called in a prescription right away and Mr. Parker was in Kerrville already so he picked it up for us. Whew!

Today neither one has been able to take a thing, and Erinn's stomach is feeling even worse.
Kris is also sick, with some respiratory thing, fever, etc. He is so miserable! I'm just so thankful that he didnt have it at the same time the rest of us did.

We are getting LOTS more rain than usual, and enjoying it so much! The days of sunshine in between are much appreciated too. I cant wait until spring; it's going to be SO beautiful around here!

We've made the tough decision to find a new home for Liberty. She is spending too much time in the road, and no matter what we try she wont stop. I would rather find her a new home than have her get hit. We found someone who wants her, and has electric netting around the large area that he wants to keep her in, to guard his pastured poultry. However, he doesn't have goats, and didn't plan to get any for another year or so. We are offering him 2 wethers to go with Liberty, so if he can get shelter ready for the 3, it sounds like it will all work out and be a good home for Liberty. She'll have a couple of her beloved goats with her, AND she'll be in a safe area that she can not escape from.

Update for Mum

Poor Mum, stuck down Mexico... and this is the only way she can see family. So, this update is just for you! :o)

Gabby took this picture of "The Biter" - the horse who tried to take Halcy's finger off.

I took this pic when I dropped Gabby off in Johnson City. We got to meet Halcy at the LBJ place and see Captain!

Gabe is a quick learner - here he is doing his first ever disbudding.

Here he is ENJOYING the poor kid's suffering! :o)

Goats in the barn, refusing to set foot in the snow.

Erinn and Mooky enjoying the snow.
I was amazed to see Erinn running!
I guess we need snow a little more often.