Saturday, June 30, 2012

To Rabbit or Not To Rabbit ...

That is the question.

If you've seen the last pictures I've posted, you probably came across the picture of Oreo. We also adopted Coton, a champion Rex Rabbit, his "wife" Neige and some X-breeded brown rabbit that we named Carla Bruni (tee hee hee).

We also got some information about meat rabbit breeding.

It's a low starting cost production that is opened to most people. Thing is. I am not sure. I am a softie. It's hard for me to deal with death. On that part, I am not even sure my husband would be able to let them go.

We could also be pet rabbit producer. Then again, even if it's "heartbreak proof" the competition is huge in that area here and I don't know if I will be capable of.

So ... we have to think this over.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Since a picture worths a thousand word

Here are some pics of the place and our furry friends.

Me fighting a door last March

Our inside cat, Cassis

Our rabbit, Fibonacci

Our cat, Muscade

In April (yeah temp varies a lot in Quebec) trying to clean up the mess that was outside (left by the former owner)

The mess before and after. At least now the mess is compost!

Part of the farm exterior ... the soon to be unbuild pool :(

The land, where we cultivate our veggies

Growing asparagus

The barn with a brand new Mulberry tree, the mess was still there ...

The land just before planting in June

Eole, our first barn cat and I

This is our cat, Camille

This is our now amazingly pregnant, Soleil

This is our Uccle rooster, called Mr Dujardin

His wife, Mrs Dujardin

This our dog, Cayenne (costs less than the car!) she is a Saint-Pyrenee or as I like to call her, a Pybernard.

This is our Sultan hen, Jasmine

And her husband, Aladin

This is part of our coop, Casanova, our Ancona rooster and his wife (well one of his wife) Bettina are missing.
One of our rabbit, Oreo

Our small Isis

Lil Moutarde

Just a thought

The same people who used to tell me I should worry less and live one day at a time, are now telling me that I am too lay back and I should be more preoccupied by how things go.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

To whom who think I don't ...

I think I will say it once, maybe twice, probably all my life.
The hardest part of what we are doing is the fact that people think we are one or all of the following:

- Crazy
- Stupid
- Uncounscious

It's like they think we never think.


Since my last writing, a lot of things have been done. We cleaned most of the land of the garbage that was left there by the former owner, we planted trees, we built a chicken coop, we started a garden ... We got animals.

That's where the "bitching machine" went crazy.
To most people, the fact that we are working on the land while our house is upside down is like an act of terrorism ... or something worst. I just don't get why people care so much about how our house (focus on the "our") looks like a dump. Is it hurting someone? To my knowledge they don't live here and Martin and I are both adults, no kids being involved. It's like, they couldn't live in that mess so it's impossible that we can live in that one without being a bit nuts. It's impossible that we left a clean, brand new house for this. It's impossible that we found happiness here but not there. It's impossible to them that I find more pleasure petting my 10 barn cats or walking in my 4 acres then planting begonias in a single row around my tiny porch in town. I must then be crazy.

I am buying stuff from garage sell, I recycle things when I could buy new, I have enough money for that. I must then be crazy.


I bought a house that has to be repaired completely. I've spent money to buy land ... LAND! 100K for a shack and trees? Oh god, I am stupid. I plan on doing it myself, out of recycled good? Omg! I am soooooo stupid! What? Composting toilets instead of real ones? Hahahahahaha ! Geez I am sooooooooo stupid. Bringing cats to my farm! They will reproduce, you'll soon have too much? What? They reproduced? I've always thought they lived 3 months and then turned into plush toys! Good Lord have mercy! I am super stupid!


Taking care of so many barn cats. Cats that were meant to be euthanized! Giving them another chance to live? Good lord what an careless person I am. All cats must be in a house or in heaven, that's a given! What? they don't all live with me in my house? The 10 of them! What a bad person I am.

And those rabbits I have outside? What will happen in winter? What you don't eat them? Why the hell do I have rabbit then? For fun!?! Animals aren't meant to be fun, they are meant to be in the house or eaten!

Well, I won't go on with all the judgemental comments I collected so far.
All I will tell you though, is that the house is still upside down, we are planning on going on with it during late fall. 
Yes, we have now 12 hens, 3 roosters, 4 rabbits, 10 barn cats (and that a variable number - some come and go ---- what come and go? What a loosy person you are ... not organizing a massive search for each and every single cat not soundly sleeping in the barn after midnight) and a wonderful dog (what a dog with cats ! --- she loves them for Pete's sake!!!) and I am super happy. I am selling eggs and some veggies and I love my life.

And to those who think I am not thinking ... Here's what I am thinking : Go to hell !