Our rabbitry is set up; this is Willow, a four-month-old New Zealand doe:
Believe it or not, I got her for free off Craigslist from a lady who had been raising meat rabbits for a while and decided she no longer had time for it and so was just giving away the last of her stock. New Zealands are excellent meat rabbits, though Willow herself will not be eaten. If we acquire a buck and breed her, we will either eat her offspring or sell them for pets.
She lives in a hutch set up in the duck yard. Because Phil put a two-foot hardware cloth skirt around the duck yard, Willow is able to come out and forage around. She spent the first four months of her life in the little metal outdoor cage that meat rabbits are typically raised in, so she was on sensory overload the first time we let her out to hop around the yard.
In other news, we still have no internet at our house. Between that and having no landline phone and no television, we have effectively walled off the potential in-flow of toxic waste known as the “modern media”. However, I still have my iPhone, so I still peruse NPR for a laugh. Here is my favorite headline from the past week:
Is Cate Blanchett Asking You To Do Enough To Help Refugees?
Shorter NPR: Have you been sufficiently guilt-tripped into making sacrifices by a rich liberal media celebrity who will never have to suffer the consequences for the demands she makes in an attempt to signal her superior moral status?
Liberals aren’t even attempting to hide the fact anymore that sacrifices are only for the hoi polloi.
For instance, Mark Zuckerberg says:
“I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people
Mark Zuckerberg does:
Earlier this year, he angered neighbors when he announced plans to build a 6-foot wall on his 700-acre property on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
You get the sacrifices, they get the walls.