Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Little Of This, A Little Of That

Oh my goodness!  I didn't realize how long it had been since I had written on here.  We have been doing just your normal "getting ready for Spring" stuff.  The garden hasn't been tilled yet.  This week is the first week that we haven't had a bunch of rain.  So if everything goes well, we'll be tilling it this weekend.

The rabbit that had the litter kept 5 alive.  Now, it's time for them to go to freezer camp.  It's what they are raised for and they had a good life of fresh air and greens for snacks.  It's a lot better than growing up in a factory farm.

The pups are growing like weeds.  I'm going to have to get some new pictures of them.  It's amazing how fast they grow.  They have been spending a lot of time outside running around and chasing each other.  All.  The.  Time.  I'm actually glad we got two of them.  They keep each other busy.  I couldn't imagine trying to keep one of them busy.  Well, Holley anyway.  She has to be doing something all the time.  Chassis is more laid back.  She's happy to just sit by you and watch t.v.  But, if you put them together, they are constantly running and playing.  Poor Jack.  They have been using him like a spring board.  They jump on his side while he's laying down.  He has only barked at them once and that was because they kept jumping in his face.  I'm glad he did it.  They need to learn manners.

I've been doing a little painting.  This painting I gave to a friend.  She has done so much for me that I had to do something for her.  This is a very bad picture of the painting.  You really can't see the details or colors.  I took this picture outside and I think the sun caused the camera to not pick up very good.  Oh well, you get the idea.  I have another one that I have to do for another friend.  I hope to get it started real soon.

In other news, the E-magazine that I have been writing for is going to print.  My articles will actually be in print!!!!  I'm sooo excited!  If you would like to get a subscription for this homesteading magazine you can go to  Molly Green Magazine.  Put in the coupon code "mothersday2015" and you can get a nice discount.

Well, I think I hear the fish in our pond calling my name so I'm going to get off here.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, livin life.


Carolyn said...

OMG, that's BEAUTIFUL! When you going to do a "painting party"?

small farm girl said...

As soon as I can get enough esils and brushes.

Vera said...

Lovely painting, wish I could paint half as well as you do.

Our young rabbit has just had a litter, seven we think, with one not making it. Like you, they are for the freezer but along the way they will be cared for and given the best life we can for them.

Looking forward to seeing the next painting, so please do post a photo of it.

DFW said...

Very pretty painting. Can't wait to see updated pics of the pups.

the Goodwife said...

Your painting is just lovely! We've got a little of rabbits going to the freezer this weekend and two more that are only about 3 weeks old, and will be in the freezer in a couple months. It's nice to be spring busy! :)

Denise said...

Love the painting 😊. Is it of a local barn or did you make it up? One thing I wish I could do is paint pictures, I can paint walls pretty good LOL

SweetLand Farm said...

Beautiful painting! Talent. Keep it up!
PS the puppies are cute! the not a vet post.. made me giggle, glad the horse was not dead too...!