This morning we had fried home-grown squash, eggs, and Daddy had a pork chop from our own pig left over from last night's dinner. Yum!!
Today it is overcast and cool, and we just got done with our morning chores. We have had tons of rain and all the ponds are full.
Tracy has started up her rabbits again. She found them in the Thrifty Nickel want ads and called in on them. And since Daddy was going to Smyer that week, he offered to pick them up outside of Abiline. He got 2 females and 1 male. They are Californian meat breed and they will be ready to breed this October. We named the male Diego, and the two females we named Claire and Monica ( since they are Californian rabbits, get it??) They are doing well.
We found a wooden rabbit hutch that was just dumped in the side of a county road and we picked it up. It had two cages in it. It was in pretty good condition and just needed a roof and one new door. Dad has already added a new roof and is going to add a door soon. We have the rabbits in our store bought hutches right now. Diego and Monica are probaby going to stay in the store cages and Tracy will just move Claira into one of the cages in the wooden hutch. Then she will use the extra cage as a breeding/kindling cage.
Robert is reading Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott and Jennifer is reading "Great Stories About Horses" that we bought at a library sale. Tracy just got done reading " Writings of a Deliberate Agrarian" And wrote a book review on it.
Here is her review:
On opening this book, you can enter it with two mindsets:
1.You can begin it with a mind of indifference, as though you got it from a second hand shop for a quarter, buying it just because it caught your eye, or maybe you were wondering what a “ agrarian” is, anyway.
2.Or you can enter it with a mind of happiness, willing to pay any price for this work of a brother, a agrarian comrade, a encouragement to you. Someone who understands, who knows.
You can finish it with three mindsets:
1. You can finish it with a mind of indifference, wondering now why you would ever want to be one of these “agrarians”. Wondering what these people see wrong with milk, eggs and cheese from a grocery store.
2. Or you can finish it with a mind of happiness, encouraged now, excited to milk a cow you raised from a calf, gather brown eggs from your chicken house, and make cheese from your own milk.
3.You can finish it with a inspired mind, understanding Agrarians, ready to know and read more, ready to begin your adventure, hungry for more.
Mr. Kimball gives us a glimpse into his mind and thoughts. He gives us a opportunity to share his feelings and views. He uses common sense , wisdom and humor to raise his family and enjoy “The Good Life”. He gives his opinion and leaves it up to us to think it over. To decide which mind set we are going to leave with.
“ Writings of a Deliberate Agrarian” is a true blessing to all who walk this road. It is a glimmer of hope and happiness in a devastating downfall of society.
Well we hope you enjoyed it and have a good week.