Weekly Update Number 21

THE DAY TO DAY REALITIES OF HAVING A HOMESTEAD. THIS IS REAL LIFE.

So I am a little behind on the blog. Last week I worked madly to get the rabbit house finished/furnished so we could drive to Christchurch and back all in one day (took us 13.5 hours!) to get our bunnies. Here they are enjoying their bunny shed. We got two 6 month old Californian does, one 8 week old Flemish Giant doe and a 9 week old NZ White/Cali cross buck. Hopefully these will be the breeding stock for our new protein source.

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Weekly Update Number 20

THE DAY TO DAY REALITIES OF HAVING A HOMESTEAD. THIS IS REAL LIFE.

Wow 20 weeks since I started our updates?? To quote my 7 year old “This year is going too fast!”.  6 and a bit weeks until Christmas. I do love Christmas! Our girls are getting a cockatiel each for Christmas this year, but they arrive on the pet bus the week before that (I think, I had better check!) so I have started building their outdoor aviary/flight cage.

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Weekly Update Number 16 and 17

THE DAY TO DAY REALITIES OF HAVING A HOMESTEAD. THIS IS REAL LIFE.

This particular fortnight in October in our family is crazy. There is no other word for it. We have 4 birthdays and our wedding anniversary all to be celebrated within 14 days. As a result 1) not so much work has been done, and 2) I have had no time for computers and blogging and such. So you can have a fortnight update this week instead. I am sure you will cope.

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Weekly Update Number 15

THE DAY TO DAY REALITIES OF HAVING A HOMESTEAD. THIS IS REAL LIFE.

Sadly this week our littlest, cutest and sweetest little lambie, dubbed Blacknose, died. She hurt her leg somehow, I suspect she got it caught in a pallet we were using to keep them in bed at night. She pretty much just gave up on life. It wasn’t broken, but she just stopped drinking and despite a cosy box by the fire inside, she didn’t make it.

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Weekly Update Number 14

THE DAY TO DAY REALITIES OF HAVING A HOMESTEAD. THIS IS REAL LIFE.

This week we got some lambies! They are so very cute and so very loved by my children. If you are our friends you will have to excuse our non social behavior for the next few weeks while they need fed 4 times a day. It is a bit of a tie, but it will be worth it in the long run. We have 4 girls and 3 boys all of very mixed breeds by the looks of them.

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