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A long absence and Pippin

Lots of busy in last seven months. New house is wonderful. Haven’t completed moving out of old place. And puppy.

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House

We started house hunting when in late June 2020 we learned that the Municipality of Anchorage intended to purchase a building 800 feet from our home to provide daytime homeless services. The MOA has a history of ignoring the crime … Continue reading

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Avoiding chores and federal income data

I was FaceBooking and saw an interesting simple graphic this morning: I posted to my friend: I am such a data nerd. I wanted to see what the numbers were behind these percentages. And I do NOT want to clean … Continue reading

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Rabbit

The first fruits of our labor.

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Rabbit progress

Pics of current build out. More or less in maintenance mode now. Will add a roof extension on the opposite side of the coop to protect the chicken feed from the elements. Kits are nearly two weeks old. Their eyes … Continue reading

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Dusky kindled, 6 live kits

What I wrote to Dusky’s breeder: Dear xxx Dusky kindled about 1 AM this morning. I checked her this morning 7:30 AM. She was out of the nest box and hungry. She ate with good appetite after several days of … Continue reading

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Moose

Mama and two calves in front of our house. And crazed Cardigans. I love that smack dab in a city of many hundreds of thousands of people, moose and (rarely) bear walk through our circle.

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Childhood horse memory

A memory was niggling at me and I finally recalled it. I bought a Shetland pony named Spirit with my paper route earnings when I was 11. She bucked. A lot. And was unridable. I broke her to harness and … Continue reading

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Midtown ranch projects

More stuff completed this evening. This looks like a lot but most of these things were 10-15 minute tasks. Attached a silver tarp to the top of the rabbit roof to reflect the sun and reduce the temp under the … Continue reading

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Busy-ness

Modest progress tonight. Completed unit 7 assignments for school. Cut and installed six 1×6 boards to block the open soffits on the coop. Provided Dusky with ample supplies for her nest building endeavors. Weed whacked the ridiculously long grass on … Continue reading

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