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Hi all,
I thought it would be fun to have a thread where we can check in and tell what all we've been up to. Maybe it's rabbit related, or maybe it's a new crocheted afghan. Or maybe one of the fellows has tuned up a car or boat.

So here's something I finished for a friend last week.

blue briar rose afghan for Elizabeth Roberts.jpg

How about you? Made jam, gone camping. Just check in and share please.
 
Back to work for the public, home repair, and farm and garden service, it seems the president of the United States thought it best I return to work.
 
Not really pet related at all but I joined something called art fight, you pick from two teams and you win points by drawing characters that belong to someone on the opposite team
 
I've been busy getting my life on track again after losing my husband in May. It hasn't been easy, but I'm getting there slowly.

Since I no longer have rabbits and poultry due to mobility issues, I have turned to other interests. I am writing a historical novel set in Ontario, just north of where I live. Returning to work on this has been a blessing -- writing is a completely immersive experience.

The story is about a British Home Child who is sent to Canada as a domestic servant and mother's help in 1886. Between 1869 and 1948 over 100,000 such orphans and homeless children were sent to Canada this way as domestics and farm workers.

My book is the imagined but well-researched story of one Home Girl that follows her life from a four-year-old orphan to dawning adulthood at eighteen. I hope to have a completed draft by the end of the year.

~ Maggie
 
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Our garden is kicking into high gear now that it is finally somewhat warm here. I’ve been spending lots of my free time weeding as well as planting for winter. We grow all our own veggies year round. It is a lot of work but I love it. I grow lots of flowers too, and my sweet peas and roses just started blooming this week. (My two favorites.)
 
The last 2 weeks it has been upper 90s and low 100s here with heat indexes in 115 range so I've been keeping my rabbits alive. My brother has been in the hospital the last 2 weeks so I've had to drive my mom to Little Rock to see him. He has necrotizing fasciitis from a tick bite. He was in ICU up until a day ago and in a coma for 4 days. I have been applying to jobs but no luck yet.
 
I've been busy getting my life on track again after losing my husband in May. It hasn't been easy, but I'm getting there slowly.

Since I no longer have rabbits and poultry due to mobility issues, I have turned to other interests. I am writing a historical novel set in Ontario, just north of where I live. Returning to work on this has been a blessing -- writing is a completely immersive experience.

The story is about a British Home Child who is sent to Canada as a domestic servant and mother's help in 1886. Between 1869 and 1948 over 100,000 such orphans and homeless children were sent to Canada this way as domestics and farm workers.

My book is the imagined but well-researched story of one Home Girl that follows her life from a four-year-old orphan to dawning adulthood at eighteen. I hope to have a completed draft by the end of the year.

~ Maggie
That sounds like a great story! I'm also a writer and know what you mean about it being an immersive experience. I self-published my first novel. I had sent out query letters and never heard back so I decided to do it myself and am now writing the sequel lol. I am sorry to hear you lost your husband. I can't imagine. When you get that book published I'd love to buy it!
 
That sounds like a great story! I'm also a writer and know what you mean about it being an immersive experience. I self-published my first novel. I had sent out query letters and never heard back so I decided to do it myself and am now writing the sequel lol. I am sorry to hear you lost your husband. I can't imagine. When you get that book published I'd love to buy it!
Hi rockyhillrabbits,

Thank you for your kind words. It's been very hard, but I try to take comfort in the memories of the 29 years we had together.

I think I'll start a thread in the Coffee Table for members who are writing a book. I think there are more of us than we realize.

~ Maggie
 
@MaggieJ I am so sorry for your loss. You are a vibrant individual here on this forum. I hope everything continues move smoothly for you.

I have rabbits as part of my survival philosophy. It may be no small wonder then that my profession is in line, too. As of March I made the move from a hireling to and owner of a Chimney Sweep/Hearth Professional company. That is taking a lot of my time so many of my projects are waiting on the return of free time. The rabbits are, of joy as well as necessity, the one "project" that continues to get attention.
 
@MaggieJ I am so sorry for your loss. You are a vibrant individual here on this forum. I hope everything continues move smoothly for you.

I have rabbits as part of my survival philosophy. It may be no small wonder then that my profession is in line, too. As of March I made the move from a hireling to and owner of a Chimney Sweep/Hearth Professional company. That is taking a lot of my time so many of my projects are waiting on the return of free time. The rabbits are, of joy as well as necessity, the one "project" that continues to get attention.
Thank you, Zee-Man.

Hope your business thrives and that you are able to turn again to your many survival projects soon. You certainly "know your stuff" and we all benefit from your generous sharing of that knowledge.

Rabbits are certainly an important part of many survival plans. In the past fifteen years or so, I've seen countless examples of how a trio of rabbits has made a huge difference in the lives of families in Third World countries. They can be raised on plants that humans can't eat directly and provide excellent protein for people in countries where fresh meat is in short supply or beyond the means of the average family. I am encouraged to see how popular raising rabbits has become in parts of Africa and South America. They give a little hope at the grass roots level.
 
I have rabbits still. I crochet. Took up spinning wool..

Farm life keeps me super busy besides my 40 hours job lol. I do get to work from home so that's a bonus with the farm.

I play allot of genetics with me rabbits like to create..

Tracey in WA
 
Hmmm. Sick for a week. Wife gets sick, I get better. Wife gets better, I get sick. Wash, rinse, repeat for the last 6 months. Thank you Covid. Throw in a few rabbit shows along the way, cutting some firewood, bible studies, church, and watching the grass grow faster than i can cut it. That's my life lately.
 
The last 2 weeks it has been upper 90s and low 100s here with heat indexes in 115 range so I've been keeping my rabbits alive. My brother has been in the hospital the last 2 weeks so I've had to drive my mom to Little Rock to see him. He has necrotizing fasciitis from a tick bite. He was in ICU up until a day ago and in a coma for 4 days. I have been applying to jobs but no luck yet.
Scary stuff! Hope your brother is on his way to recovery. . The heat makes me appreciate the 60* I was cursing today. They say ticks will be extra bad this year, even here, because of mild winters. Good luck and best wishes with all..
 
Reminder about ticks. Dont wait to get symptoms before getting treatment. Demand a 30 day doxycycline. Take a picture of rash before it disappears. Elisa test is bad Western blot better but not perfect. Antibodies dont show positive till after two weeks of bite, so it's so important to get treatment asap. How do I know. I've had lyme most of my life, infected 3 times, two times just last year, treatment in 2007 with every antibiotic for lyme for over two years including a PIC line. Dont underestimate lyme, it was way worse than the C cooties. My next door neighbor was down and out with a known tick bite and the first thing they did was give him a nasal rape test. Dont let them do that to you
 
I wear these Tick Gaiters when I go out during tick season. I spray them with Cedarcide, which is more of a repellent than an insecticide. You could also use something with Deet. They are fuzzy and it slows the ticks down so the insecticide kills them or you can see them. I have the green ones but I think the lighter color would be better for seeing the ticks. If I am going to be reaching into weeds or foliage I pull white tube socks with the foot cut out on my arms and spray them also. So far this has worked well for me. I've had a couple ticks on me but found them before they attached.
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Hi all,
I thought it would be fun to have a thread where we can check in and tell what all we've been up to. Maybe it's rabbit related, or maybe it's a new crocheted afghan. Or maybe one of the fellows has tuned up a car or boat.

So here's something I finished for a friend last week.

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How about you? Made jam, gone camping. Just check in and share please.
This is beautiful!
 
Lovely crochet blanket, Nibbles! Love the colors and that it isn't 'granny square'.

Sorry to hear about your husband, MaggieJ. Losing a family member is hard. Hope your book goes well and that it is some sort of solace at this tough time.

Started the actual construction of the new house finally, although it's been in design and permitting for years already. Got a bit of code done for the website, but still need to update it further: Hillside Farm New Construction That's up to a week or two ago, almost ready for another concrete pour.
 
Hi all,
I thought it would be fun to have a thread where we can check in and tell what all we've been up to. Maybe it's rabbit related, or maybe it's a new crocheted afghan. Or maybe one of the fellows has tuned up a car or boat.

So here's something I finished for a friend last week.

View attachment 30292

How about you? Made jam, gone camping. Just check in and share please.
Very pretty, great job! My hands are cramping just looking at it.
Today I'm moving babies into the nursery and giving the doe her life back. She has served me well in providing babies but now she will be my pet.
Gardens are growing well, lots of rain this spring. Fencing it all off so deer and chickens cannot destroy. I like the step in fence posts at Menards. Cheap and easy and do the job.
 
I've got to fence in as well. Chickens fly over their fence even with a clipped wing and scratch up the veggies. Deer are adamant on defoliating our young fruit trees.
I'm going to try straw bale garden next year as my clay soil is so hard to amend and I dont have to bend so much.
 

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