A new edition to our little farm. Also: of sacrifices and walls.


Our rabbitry is set up; this is Willow, a four-month-old New Zealand doe:

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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.

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “A new edition to our little farm. Also: of sacrifices and walls.

  1. I don’t know anyone else with rabbits so I ask you, if you don’t mind.

    Can you cross house rabbits? Meaning, can you put them in a corral with, say, goats? They eat different stuff and the goats would be a sort of guard.

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    • Well, I don’t see why not. Our rabbit is in her own hutch, but she comes out and mingles with the ducks and geese when they are locked in the duckyard. However, we have a very secure duckyard. The perimeter fence is hardware cloth for the first 4 feet up and then another 4 feet of welded wire fence. In addition to that there is a 2 foot hardware cloth skirt around it and two strands of hotwire. Nothing can get in or out.

      However, most people don’t have that kind of fence around a goat pen. So the rabbit would just hop out or dig its way out.

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  2. I like Willow! You have to find her a mate. She can’t be the only mammal among all those birds.
    That you have no internet explains why you haven’t been posting. I have missed your posts. I’ll link this post at my usual haunt. We have some commenters from New Zealand.

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    • About Cate Blanchett, that is hubris and I have heard that she has a lot of it.
      As for Mark Zuckerberg, didn’t he do something dimilar in Palo Alto? That is the problem with allowing rich people into your community. The believe they are above conforming to standards. It is a pity that there is no way to keep them out.

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  3. 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?

    Always pissed me off this has.
    Other people wonder why angry I am.
    Explain this to them I do.
    Look at me dumbfounded they do.
    Odd people are

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      • It must be the romantic in me but, that kind of makes a mess of it, doesn’t it? I had visions of a little hutch with a sign, “Willow and Barney’s”.

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    • Yeah, rabbits are awfully cute for eating, aren’t they? But they are a very productive source of meat. And I really like the idea of raising a lot of my family’s meat because I can do it humanely and without a lot of antibiotics and hormones.

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    • There is a problem with that. A lot of rabbits are sold prior to Easter and they come back the next week. I was witness to that and saved the little bunny from death.

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  4. Fuzzie,

    Hope you are doing well. Stop in once in a while at Sunshine’s, doing okay. Starting to date a widower, not real sure I am ready, but we’ll see. Actually, someone I went to high school with.

    Lady Just Saying

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    • Lady Juast Saying,
      It sounds like you are in a better place than I. Dating thre widower may be a good thing for you. You don’t have to hit it off, just enjoy each other’s company.

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      • We were high school sweethearts. But I know there is a special bear out there for you. Nothing could make me happier for you.

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      • Lady Just Saying,
        It is a happy thought. No, I came to this corner of the internet to find answers. I think that I have found them. Good luck to you!

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