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I should have said asking price instead of list price. Their realtor works at the same brokerage as mine, so they were showing the house prior to putting it on the market in hopes that they wouldn't have to actually put it on the market. Then after we submitted our offer, apparently the husband's buddy was trying to buy a house on a nearby street and that house got into a bidding war. So the wife just wanted to be done with it and sell to us, but the husband wants to see if they can get a bidding war.

Very frustrating. But, it probably wasn't meant to be and we are going to keep looking. Hopefully something will come up a little closer.
 

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It would be interesting to know how this other property compares to the one you are interested in.
It looks like a 3 bed 2 bath recently remodeled modular on 10 acres, so very similar. Does not appear to have the lake view. Possibly seasonal pond. Has air conditioned she shed/office building, and a chicken coop. The pictures look super dry though, I don't know if it's just useless to water the landscape or if the people in this area are against it somehow, the whole area is dry. I'd be super worried about fire danger. Almost no trees either, and doesn't appear to be cross fenced but has perimeter fencing.

If there's a bidding war for that house, the losers would probably go for the one we offered on, unless they find something else before it officially lists.
 

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We practiced rabbit subtraction last night, we will get to move the younger set around to better cages now. I thought 2 were girls but we checked as we butchered and the friendly one I thought was a doe was a buck. 4/5 were bucks! I'm worried the next batch are also mostly bucks, there's 9 in that grouping and I think only 1/7 from Cinnamon is a doe. The two from Paprika look like does. The house buyer is supposed to pick from these as they have the most variety of color.

I'm still having trouble learning the rabbit colors. I understand the code on paper, but there aren't a ton of resources out there that show what the different combinations look like on an actual rabbit, at least for the not recognized colors. So, because some of mine have the shaded gene but are agouti instead of self, I haven't been able to find pictures of what x color looks like at age y, age z, etc. Maybe I should add a rabbit section to my website and update as the bunnies grow? I also haven't figured out what color I want to focus on for my Rex rabbits. It would be easy to just do Castor since I have a bunch of those already. Hopefully when we get the new property I can get the rabbitry expanded and get more colors to figure out what color I want to focus on.
 

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25 Celadon quail eggs made it to lockdown, should hatch in a day or two. I checked on the broody chicken hen, and she only had one egg under her! It was pipped and peeping though, so should have a chick tonight. I'm going to see if I can snag some chicks from the feed store and add them to the nest.
 

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Broody chicken momma is still doing well with the babies. The chicks always look so cute when they jump on top of the hen.

I had 19/25 of the Celadon coturnix eggs hatch yesterday. 1 chick died while pipping, and 2 more had to be helped out of the egg as they got stuck while zipping. There's 3 eggs that haven't shown activity yet. I will probably try to candle or open them tonight.
 
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