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Month: February 2018

Maple Sugaring – Year 2

Maple Sugaring – Year 2

It seems that whenever we’re waiting for nature to take its course it always chooses to do so at the most inconvenient time. Goat goes into labor just a few hours before Good Friday mass? Yup. Pepper goes into heat the day before Thanksgiving and needs to be bred ASAP amongst pie baking and other things? Yup. Starting a garden when the summer decides to be the monsoon season to end all monsoon seasons? Hoo yeah. So of course, the…

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Rearranging The Dollhouse

Rearranging The Dollhouse

We talk a lot about homesteading and homeschooling, but don’t usually say much about the eponymous Dollhouse. Lately, with winter limiting our outdoor activities we’ve been spending more time indoors.  Which has been a constant reminder of why we’ve nicknamed it a “dollhouse.” Five people in 950 square feet can get a bit…cozy.  But we’ve recently made some changes that have had us all feeling a little better about our space! We started by switching the bedrooms.  The boys have…

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Yes, They ARE Still Here

Yes, They ARE Still Here

The French Angora Rabbits haven’t been featured here on the blog in quite awhile, but I assure you all that yes, they are indeed still here. Our bucks are Olaf & Aesop, junior bucks are Henry & Benny, and our does are Hester, Elinor, Agatha & Laura. (Our pet Netherland Dwarf, Lucy, died last month at the age of 15.) So, we currently own 8 purebred French Angoras. Hester and Aesop are both blowing their coats so I spent the…

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