Growing Up Agrarian

We are four Christian, homechurched, homeschooled, homesteading, agrarian children growing up in Central Texas on a Ranch. We are Tracy,(15) Jennifer,(10) Robert,(9) and Sarah(5) Bunker. We also have one more brother, Thomas Shepard Bunker, who is in the courts of glory. We like to read books, raise animals, and play on the land. Tracy will be writing about the stuff we do. We hope you enjoy our Adventures!


Auctions, Coons and Hulk the frog.

Well, it has been a little bit since our last post but I will fill y'all in.

The raccoons have been thick out here lately and so we have been setting traps and closing the animals up extra tight. Ms. Irby lost some chickens, and so did Mr. Plumley and Mr. Woods. I caught a big coon ( with a live trap ) down at the pigs a couple of weeks ago. They like to eat the pig food from the feeders.

I have been keeping the rabbits in a big cage that sits on the grass, it growing up so fast here lately. I put them in the cage in the morning, and put the back in their little cages at night. They are so much happier now. The grass is very good for them and the exercise is great for their little metabolisms. It is so much better than being in a little cage and sleeping all day. They still sleep during the day, but not half as much as before. And the grass also cleans out their insides. So I think I will be building some rabbit tractors here shortly. Dad gave me some lumber and I have some scrap wire, so I am working on plans for them right now. I have seen rabbit tractors before at a friend's house, but never really looked at the design.

I also went to an auction in Coleman this week with Ms. Irby and Mrs. Sifford. I loved it and the stuff went for crazy cheap. I bought a stoneware dishes set for Jennifer's hope chest for only 2.00 ! The set was cute and had ten dinner plates, ten dessert plates, ten saucers and ten cups. It was white with blue, yellow and pink lines around the edges and the cups were blue. I bought 9 large drinking glasses for 2.00 and 8 frosted scotch glasses for the same price. I kept 4 of each type of glasses for my hope chest and the others for everyday use. Then I bought 5 ice trays for 1.00 because we Dad has been wanting to start making ice ( which we did last night and it worked great) and a ice bucket for 2.00. I bought some other stuff for Mom's kitchen as well.

The children have been keeping busy digging little tunnels in the dirt hill from the double dug beds, and I have to say that they are pretty impressive. They have multiple entries and twist and turn every which way. They look like the inside of anthills. They also brought out their bats and balls that we got from the McCauleys in California. They have been playing with those a lot lately, too. Jennifer caught a huge frog from our front pond the other day. I mean this thing is HUGE. They named it Hulk, and the name fits.

Well, I could go on and on, but I have to go help make supper.

The Bunker Eldest


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy, I enjoy auctions and garage sales as well as thrift stores. You can get some pretty nice things if you really look. I had a pet racoon when I was growing up. She was a nice pet until she became a mom. Had to let her go then as she got mean. A frog named Hulk... thats funny. I look forward to meeting you soon and the rest of your family.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Brenda said...

I really find your blog interesting, and like to hear about what you're doing. Although I don't have any young daughters, you've inspired me to start a Hope Chest for my granddaughter, who's almost 8 yrs. old! You're collecting some beautiful items and you've given me some good ideas.

When I was about 14 years old, I had a rabbit--a Dutch Dwarf named Max. The good thing about putting rabbits on the grass to graze is the free fertilizer they provide!

I'd like to share a fun website with you--maybe you know it, already. It's Everyday News Network, from Vision Forum. Children report on the things that interest them--I LOVE to watch it!
If it's new to you, ask your parents what they think of it: If it's new to you, ask your parents what they think of it.

Thanks, again, and maybe we could see more pictures of Sugar (aka Trouble)?

8:29 PM  
Blogger Victoria Rebecca said...

Tracy, I love reading your blog. I wanted to invite you to join a Christian forum that Lacy(, called Pilgrim Sisters Fellowship. I think you will like it.
In Christ,

5:01 PM  
Blogger Victoria Rebecca said...

* -that's the link to the forum.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Bunker Children said...

Yes, Ma'am I will get some pics of Sugar posted ASAP.


7:59 PM  
Blogger Bunker Children said...

Thank you, Victoria. I will check it out.


3:48 PM  

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