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I swear there is some conspiracy going on out here. No TV channels come in except for a local Fox station. Cell phones (of all carriers) get no reception or poor and spotty reception that randomly disappears for long periods of time. 3G/4G/LTE doesn’t work on any carrier except AT&T and it’s unreliable, spotty, and very slow. Even the home phone line we broke down and got makes you sound like you’re in a tunnel when you call someone.
Technology doesn’t want to exist here because you should really be outside enjoying your life.
Why should you sit inside staring at computers and cell phone screens when you could be doing this?
This is all our property. The girls and Tyler are gazing up at a full double rainbow right over the cabin!
The white thing and the white fencing are the chicken hoop coop and pen. To give you an idea of scale the white fencing around the hoop coop is an acre.
It rained like a monsoon for days and days until the garden was destroyed, the cabin was flooded underneath with water, and everyone around here was beginning to wonder if we would ever see the sun again. We completely missed out on the 4th of July because of heavy down pours. So sad!
Then last night this huge double rainbow just appeared in the sky, and today: sunny!
The colors changed quickly with the setting sun.
These were taken with my iPhone. I only have the Instagram version with the black bars uploaded.
Also, totally #nofilter!
The sunset was unreal! I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
See the edge of the rainbow on the far right?
I love how every night the sun set is different than the night before. I look forward to seeing what it will be like each night.
This also happened yesterday:
The arrival of the birthday bunnies!
Rosie got the bunnies for her birthday coming up on the 19th, but the bunnies almost share an actual birthday with Ada.
Their birthday is April 20th and Ada’s birthday is April 21st. Except these bunnies were born in 2013 and Ada was born in 2010.
Ada chose the gray bunny and Rosie chose the black one.
Ada’s bunny is named Molchy Molchy Coke. She has had this name picked out for months in anticipation of getting a pet bunny. There was no changing her mind.
(Molchy is what she calls breast milk/nursing!)
Rosie named her bunny Sirius Black after one of her favorite Harry Potter characters.
Sirius is more reserved than Molchy Molchy, and Molchy Molchy loves to eat All The Food.
They’re only semi-tame. They’re very curious and friendly, but they hate to be picked up and sometimes flinch when you pet them.
We’ve never really owned bunnies before, aside from one failed attempt in college, so I’m still learning about their care and their ways.
I’m hoping with daily attention they will become increasingly tame. They already come to the cage door when they see us, so at least there’s that.
We can let them out with us sitting on the porch and they hop around us sniffing. They come up to us and nudge us with their noses, then hop off before we can pick them up. They don’t try to run off though. We just have to be sure the dogs are locked up because they eat wild rabbits for breakfast frequently.
Soon their 8 foot long hutch will be done and they’ll be leaving their temporary porch home for the 10×10 foot dog kennel inside the electric fencing with the chickens, where they should be very safe. We’ll just bring them to the porch to play in bad weather.
This is their temporary porch home. They seem quite happy in it for now.
They’re 3/4th’s Flemish Giant and 1/4th New Zealand breed mix. The breeder said they should be about 15 pounds when full grown.
Basically they’ll be kind of the size of a cat. They are actually very cat-like, minus the hunting instincts of a feline.
I wonder if Molchy Molchy Coke will grow into those ears, or if his ears will keep growing along with his body…
This was when we first gothome from picking them up.
(You can kind of see the half completed big hutch in the background behind Rosie.)
So the rabbit adventure begins.
I am terrified I’ll do something wrong and kill them or that a predator will get them. The girls would be so upset.
Even though I thought I didn’t like bunnies they really are incredibly cute and soft. I may accidentally have fallen in love with them. Shhh.
I can’t wait until they are a little more tame.