Rabbit – Little Tassie Prepper

“I have to believe that somebody up there thinks I’ve still got some work to do.” – George Michael

  Over the Christmas break, Marilyn (our Blue Rabbit) gave birth to 10 babies.  I had, once more, lost track of time.  I lay the blame for this on Christmas.  I became aware of this when my eldest son proclaimed loudly one morning that there was a baby rabbit head laying in Marilyn’s hutch.  I Read more about “I have to believe that somebody up there thinks I’ve still got some work to do.” – George Michael[…]

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

I have taken a couple of weeks off work to do some work around the house.  My plan was to sleep in, spend some time in the garden, and lounge around.  Kitty has other ideas… First week I have been clearing up the mess I made from my last few months of work on the Read more about “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama[…]

“Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.” – Antoine Rivarol

This afternoon I had to put down my long time Rabbit, Ginger. Over the last week she had developed a growth on her face, which was most likely an possibly an abscess.  Unlike with us, an abscess in a Rabbit is very difficult to remove.  It takes scans, surgery and medication to correct.  While I Read more about “Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.” – Antoine Rivarol[…]

“The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.” – May Sarton

Winter has hit us with an unexpected cold snap this week.  We were still enjoying fairly warm weather up till this point, with many a day spent outside without anything too warm on to keep out the cool.  I have been contemplating when I should prune my fruit trees and where to begin my winter Read more about “The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.” – May Sarton[…]

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

I made some modifications to my rabbit hutches during the week.  With the coming winter we are due for increased rainfall.  I was a little concerned that my rabbits would suffer some illness if they become wet and cold.  I would like to add some straw to their hutch to give them scope to hide Read more about “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton[…]

“You can always tell when the groove is working or not.” – Prince

Almost 9 months ago I placed a bag of walnuts within my refrigerator.  These were a gift from a friend who had collected them from his own walnut tree.  I decided to place them into my fridge to try to cause them to sprout.  I had read that placing them into the cold of the Read more about “You can always tell when the groove is working or not.” – Prince[…]

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

I wanted to talk about the market that we attended last week.  Kitty had a stall there, like she did last year, yet we were located in a different position and she was selling different wares.  Last year, Kitty was selling clothes, bags of lollies, Gingerbread biscuits, and a “lucky dip”. This year we reduced Read more about “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus[…]

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

We are no longer a family without a dog… Errol arrived today!  We are so happy to have another dog.  I never realised how much we have become accustomed to the companionship and company that a dog provides.  I have missed the un-waiving love and loyalty that they give.  Well, no more, we now have Read more about “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach[…]

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

On Saturday I placed a dozen eggs in the incubator, after completing my tests and observations.  I am pretty happy with the set up, so I feel that I might have a good chance for the eggs to hatch with some healthy chickens. I mentioned that my hens had been collecting their eggs, and I Read more about “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau[…]

“Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.” – Steve Albini

I have a bit of a problem.  I have various liquids that I can add to my plants to help them grow, such as: Seasol Compost Tea Worm Tea Water The problem is, I don’t know which would be best.  I decided that I needed to run a little experiment to decide what would be Read more about “Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.” – Steve Albini[…]