Monday, July 26, 2010


I was not expecting these guys for at least one more day but was pleasantly surprised when mom heard chirps coming from the spare room where my incubator is.

There are 8 in the shoe box here and one still in the incubator drying off some. I will take him out in the morning to join his siblings. These eggs were a gift from a man in TX I bought some alpaca fleeces from. So are totally unrelated to the trio of Quail I currently have. I will keep you updated if more hatch out! God Bless!

Getting Closer

The contractor finished up his part of the barn on Fri, on top of building my barn we also had him add a 15ft lean to on the big barn. Tonight Dad and I were out filling the barn with lime to help keep the moister out we filled it about 6 inches. Tomorrow we will start adding a couple boards to the base to keep the animals off the metal and getting ready to build a stall and then separate the feed storage area off. Here are some of the pics of what we have done so far.

East Side there will be a stall inside this door and a pen around this side of the barn.

North side, inside this door will be a storage area for feed and maybe a couple bales of hay.

East side, this is the front of the barn that will lead out to the big pasture area.

South side, this will be part of the small pen as well. Hope you enjoyed the pics God Bless and keep those bunnies cool!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In my little world lately

Its been some time since my last post so I wanted to pop in and give you and update on what has been going on. We shall go from worst to best in this so hang on it gets better! I had some very bad luck with my lambs shortly after I got them. I am not totally sure if the dog got in the pen with them and they all busted through the gate or if my horse busted the gate open (he has thumbs I think!) and they got out. Either way the dogs got my 2 lambs a very very bad day at my house that evening. The Dr has told me that I do indeed have diabetes. I have been slowly gaining weight over the past couple years so that and both my parents having it to I am sure I was a shoo in. So I am on metformin for once a day right now and will go up to twice a day in another week. However no matter what goes wrong God is always there and makes it better!

I have joined a gym in town, Anytime Fitness, which I am really enjoying so far. I go with a couple girls I hung out with in school so it good to catch up and talk with them on a regular basis. Trying to eat right kinda sucks but you gotta do what you gotta do even if you do like the candy bar. I will be going to see the dietitian as well to get on the right track.

These are all pics of the new barn I am having build for my spinners flock. Its a 20X24 so I wont end up with 100 sheep, I know how I get so I need to have a set limit! There will be a guard llama and I have very strongly been considering an LGD as well to keep them safe. We are going to split the big pasture in half and put up a high tinsel fence with lots of room for grazing. So once all this gets done I will be going to pick up a couple lambs with lesson learned. So no matter what goes wrong in life the good Lord always provides and makes a way out! God Bless!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fair Pics

I thought while I washing a fleece I would take some time and post fair pics of my niece and nephews rabbit show. Austin is still in Mini 4H and Ash has moved on to regular 4H, this is her second year of it. They both done AMAZING with their rabbits again this year. Ashley took 3 New Zealand Whites and a pair of Thriantas. She took BOB and BOS in both classes as well as winning the fryer class with a NZW. The Thriantas she was showing are actually Austins rabbits and she went on to get BIS with the Sr buck. I can not remember being that excited at a rabbit show in a long time! I have been showing for several years and have never got a BIS so I was very happy and proud of them both for taking such good care of the rabbits.

Mini 4H showing.

Austin and his rabbit. He is wearing one of my hats here somehow he ALWAYS ends up with all my hats LOL.

Ash in Jr Showmanship which she went on to win advancing to Sr Showmanship!

Ashley also won the Herdsman ship award in rabbits this is her at the auction getting her award. All in all the kids both had a great week at the fair! Hope you enjoyed the pics God Bless!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I woke up this morning and knew that today,
The sun would not be shining and the clouds would be gray.
As I stepped outside, rain fell upon my head.
My car wouldn't start so I walked to school instead.

I forgot all of my assignments
I failed all of my tests.
I dropped my head in disgust and asked the Lord for one request.
"Lord, why is it that things won't go my way?"

He gently replied, "Dear child it is because you didn't thank me
I woke you up and enabled you to see the sun again.
I gave you shelter, protected your family, and even let you make a new
I blessed you far greater than I ever had before.

But you were too busy to thank me once more.
You didn't feel sick because I maintained your health.
You had money in your pocket because I maintained your wealth.
You had shoes on you feet and clothes to wear, too.

You had plenty of food to eat and what did you do?
You ignored me and went about your tasks.
But when you wanted something you never hesitated to ask.
I was there when you needed me and that wasn't too long ago.

But when things started going your way, it was me you did not know.
As if that weren't enough, I provided your favorite luxuries.
This was something I didn't have to do-they weren't even necessities.
And when it was time to get on your knees and show your gratitude,

You decided that after such a fulfilling day, you weren't in the mood.
So I decided to give you just a little test.
To show you how it would feel to stop being blessed."
I began to realize what the Lord was saying..

He said, "My child, you have learned and you know I do forgive.
But remember to remember this day as long as you shall live.
I love filling your life with joy, and your pain I'll alleviate it.
But just a simple thank you would show how much you appreciate it."

-- Author Unknown

Monday, July 5, 2010

Toes and Socks

Its been a little while since I have posted anything, last week was fair week and the kids very well with the rabbits. I will try to get details and pics posted soon. I did manage to get all my cages in the barn burnt and bleached today still got the outside hutch to do then it will be time to clean under the cages again. With all the animals I have there is always something that need done!

These 2 little guys were born May 25th and I am just not getting around to posting pics of them.

No matter how much I like these little guys they are proof that no matter what you need to have your dogs spayed or neutered. Roo is 5 years old and I have always got her put up in time not to have pups. This time I got her put her up and she got out on her own and as you can see I did not get to her before he did! The daddy is a Lab German Shepard mix and Roo is lab so pups are mostly lab. There is one boy and one girl both just got named today. The boy has a white spot and on his chest and toes so I called him Toes, the girl is solid choc and had to think of a name to go with Toes so I call her Socks LOL. These guys will be ready for new homes in a couple weeks so if you or some one you know is looking for a puppy please let me know. They are free to a good home.

There is lots going on around the house these days so blogging may be slow but I will try to keep up and fill everyone in one happenings as I can! God Bless hope you had a good 4th!