Drstratton - My Backyard Journey Journal

drstratton

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I am amazed at how fast they grow..... and that they get fur so quick.... I so want to raise some rex for the pelts.... but I know I cannot do the killing. Have to find someone who can kill rabbits around here. I can do most any other animal if I have to..... just a wimp with bunnies....
I'm also amazed, I knew they grew fast, but you don't really realize how fast until you raise them! I'm glad that I don't have to kill them, my husband has that job, but I would do it if I had to! We both skin and clean them, then I cut them up how I want to have them for cooking!

Oh, and by the way, thank you for the fact that you said you are trying to catch up on my journal.... can't believe that anyone would want to read all those carrying ons.....
I love following your journal and everyone else's that I've connected with in one way or another on this site! I learn so much from all of you! I am quite far behind, but I will get there! :)
 

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can't believe that anyone would want to read all those carrying ons.....
🙋‍♀️ Me! I read through your whole journal a year or so ago. Now when I go on BYH, I check your journal first to see what progress there is on your house. You’re like my super hero because I can’t believe all the stuff you can get done in a day. :clap
 

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Thank you @Finnie .... some days I don't feel like I get anything done. I have missed the garden these past 2 years, but just couldn't do it. Sure hope to next year. I know that there are others that do more than me, they just don't write about it. It is kinda like this is a place I can talk "to everyone" like my BFF type of things. Not having a significant other, and DS not on the same page lately, it is nice to have "someone" (s) to listen to my kibitzing.... my one friend here has gotten so paranoid with the covid crap that I only talk to her occasionally on the phone.... and a couple others are just not into the animals.... I really am not that close to many with similar lifestyles anymore. My own fault I guess....

So again, thanks for the compliment....
 

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Thank you @Finnie .... some days I don't feel like I get anything done. I have missed the garden these past 2 years, but just couldn't do it. Sure hope to next year. I know that there are others that do more than me, they just don't write about it. It is kinda like this is a place I can talk "to everyone" like my BFF type of things. Not having a significant other, and DS not on the same page lately, it is nice to have "someone" (s) to listen to my kibitzing.... my one friend here has gotten so paranoid with the covid crap that I only talk to her occasionally on the phone.... and a couple others are just not into the animals.... I really am not that close to many with similar lifestyles anymore. My own fault I guess....

So again, thanks for the compliment....
That's exactly my sentiment too. Nobody "gets" me and my love for gardening and animals. Even though I live surrounded by cattle and agriculture, finding someone to talk to about my favorite subject is nigh impossible. We do have Robert, our neighbor and he is a blessing. He counts us as a blessing and he has learned a lot from me, even his wife is into to stocking up now. She finally relented on her NO CHICKENS after I had a talk with her and he now has a dozen pullets and is having a blast with them. BYH is the place where I know I am with like minded people, people who truly "get" my passions because y'all are passionate about your gardens, animals, BIG dogs (LOL) and living the good life.
 

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Miss @Finnie,

Do you have your own journal? Your avatar stats indicate that you have been a member since May 6, 2017, yet I don't recall seeing any of your posts until recently, such as these.

We both like reading Miss @farmerjan's adventures (as well as Miss @drstratton and Miss @Baymule and ...)
Hi @Senile_Texas_Aggie ! No, I don’t have a journal. I mostly just read, and every once in a while chime in. If I jog your memory, you might be able to recall the time I posted in your journal about when I learned that the Texas A&M mascot is a collie. I thought that was pretty neat since I have a collie.

Edited quick hopefully before anybody saw I put the wrong university :hide
 

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Good afternoon everyone! We've been helping our son and his family move after they sold their house, we are finally back home trying to catch up and also rest & relax a bit...it was a big job!

The remaining 9 babies are growing quickly and all seem to be healthy! 3 weeks old today!

 
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