Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Looks like the local rabbit population (of which there are hundreds) was whooping it up last night.  There were rabbit tracks all over the deck, stairs, back yard, side yard, in the paths and over the snow!  I am hoping that the good fortune that comes with this particular Chinese New Year is as abundant as my rabbit population.  With all of the destruction caused by the winter thus far, I will need it!  (I had some pictures of the rabbit footprints and they have magically disappeared from my camera!)

So far, the YOTR has not shone kindly on me.  Besides the disappearing pix, the power is down to the chicken coop with no way for me to check the length of cord which is buried under three feet of ice and snow.  That means either frozen chicken water to add to my daily to-do list, which is now quite burdensome, or an outlay of moola for another round of cord.  Sigh.  I'm afraid it's going to be the outlay, as I don't think I can add anything more to my mornings.  Year of the Rabbit, my Asp.


  1. Oh, dear Susan, I've said it before and I'll say it again. Kudos to you over and over for what you not only attempt but do get done while working full time off the homestead, having no one at home to keep the home fires burning, and doing everything yourself before and after your necessary money making job. Whew! I know you wouldn't be doing what you are if it wasn't what you believed in and wanted and because it brings you satisfaction and security but you are handling one big, big, BIG job on your own . . . and doing a great job of it. It's no wonder though that you get worn down now and then. Sending good thoughts and an extra oompf of energy your way. Hugs.

  2. Hang in there! From what I've read on your blog, you have accomplished tons! Tomorrow is another day!

  3. Suddenly the Chicken Diapers Jane told me about don't sound like such a bad idea!

    If you know folks who sew, maybe you could get your hands on some cheep cheep! ;o)

    All jokes aside, that stinks! You need a break from all your hardwork also.

    Maybe you and M could go for a girls ride somewhere?

  4. I have a ton of cord which you may have :)

  5. That is really cool to see all those rabbits on Chinese New Years Day. I have two family of hawks that live here, so I have no rabbits. I think this is a sign it will be your year.

  6. Mama Pea - your kind words are as good and real as a hug - xoxo
    Ruth - you are right! The new day dawned with sun, so things are looking up.
    APG - what would I do without your wacky sense of humor?
    Sylvie - SOLD!
    Jane - that is a much better way of looking at things. I can tell when our hawk, fox and coyote population is down by the number of rabbits out there.