Updates! New rabbits! My garden!

Howdy!

Let’s talk about updates…

It has been a busy couple of weeks! I added two more rabbits to the flock, started preparing my garden for spring, started some seeds inside, had a dance night with some friends, posted OFF the lunge line at the stables, found a Bible at a thrift store that is over 100 years old, also bought some books that I’m super excited to read, and a lot of other stuff that I’m not recalling.

I’ll go into detail about some of these things, and some will probably have their own post, but first I would like to say that I am going to be changing my blogging schedule to 2 times a week. 3 Was just getting to be too much to keep up with, I got all off track and well, it just wasn’t working. I will try for Thursdays and Sundays, but at least twice a week.

New rabbits! I’m so excited to introduce them. They are silver fox does, approximately 5 months old, and sisters. I have just been becoming obsessed with the Broadway musical, Hamilton, and decided to name them…. Angelica and Peggy! Eliza just didn’t seem to fit either of them. Because they are literally sisters, I like to refer to them as “the Schuyler sisters”. I will do a full post on my rabbit setup and plans very soon so you can see pictures of them as well as my buck, Silver.

As for my garden, I had my chickens till it, which saved me the trouble of weeding, pitchforking and spreading mulch. Chickens are so handy! And now it is almost ready for planting. I am planning on getting some more dirt and compost to mix in and freshen the soil, then I’ll get my onions, carrots, and peas in the ground.

On the topic of gardening, I started a whole ton of seeds inside and so far the kale has sprouted! It’s only been a few days though. I have high hopes for the other seeds.

Dancing is one of my favorite activities. My friend and I thought it would be fun to have a monthly dance night where we get our four families together to dance and eat and hang out. We do all kinds of dances, mostly contra dances. Like the ones you would see on Pride And Prejudice or the Sound Of Music. The first one was so much fun, and I’m really looking forward to next month. We are planning on themes for each month too, this last one was loosely Abraham Lincoln themed and the next one will be the color blue themed.

The stables was SO FUN this week. (as always:) There is this wonderful horse there named William, you may have seen a pic of him in my job at the stables post. Anyways, I love that horse so much. He is a Clydesdale/Quarter horse cross and is about 15 years old. He is so perfect! I ride him better than any other horse in the barn. We make a great team. I was able to trot and post off the lunge line with him and have been getting so much better at riding. Horses are the best!

My mom and I went to Goodwill this week and I found some awesome stuff. (Mostly books :D) Firstly, a Bible. But not just any Bible, a Bible from 1888! It has a picture inside of a bridge in a garden, and the names of the person it belonged too and who gave it to them. I’m really looking forward to researching it more. Next I got a KJV Bible for doing Bible study, because they tend to use different words in each version and I want to look up each one. I also got Eragon by Christopher Paolini, Where the Lilies bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver, Little House In Brookefield by Maria D. Wilkes(about Caroline Ingalls’ childhood), and Dewey by Vicki Myron (The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World). I’ll let you know how they go. 🙂

That about wraps up this post! I have a lot of exciting posts coming up including a sister tag feat. my big sis, so y’all can look forward to that. In the meantime feel free to read some of my other posts and follow me on Pinterest, where I am most active. I’ll be going through and revamping my Instagram and Facebook soon, so feel free to follow me there too.

Thank you for reading!

Blow up your TV, move to the country, homestead your life.

 

Other posts you might enjoy:

Chickens: picking a breed

Books! my favorites – homestead AND fun

How I got into homesteading

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