Monday, April 01, 2013

April minus the fools please

We sort of stumbled out of March battered and worn. Cold and windy, yeah that's still happening but then about a week ago we were in a car accident too. We are all ok. The car... not so much. An SUV was so excited to give my wee Honda Civic a bear hug that it blew a stop sign to do so. So it's all police reports and insurance and car repair places and all that and we march forward. Easter and Passover and waiting, hoping for a sign of spring.

Our friend raises these beautiful rabbits for meat. The nice thing is that before they become dinner, they are lovely to cuddle with and pose for cheesy springtime photos. I joked with her that all we needed was some baby chicks and a sign out front and we could have an Easter photo shoot business!

And speaking of chicks... well... of all the crazy things one might expect to see on our sailboat like Monarch caterpillars sailing around with us and brief period of my life where I lost my mind and agreed to a guinea pig (have I mentioned how HAPPY I was that Zach agreed to find that stinky rodent a new home?)... we are now in the process of setting up a corner of the boat to hatch baby chicks. No I haven't completely lost my marbles again. This is a school project from Zach's farm school... the one where he got to slaughter a chicken for dinnner last fall, yeah that one. Well now we get to bring forth new chicken life. No, we are not keeping the chicks. I told the boy once they hatch (if they hatch...) we get about 3-5 days of baby chick love and then they need to go back to the farm. Or to a friend's house. Long enough to get some cute photos and love on them a little and then that's it. Chickens and boats just do not mix.

And finally we are a little busy around here with our upcoming trip. Planning, packing, arranging for the required vaccinations, passports in hand, and unearthing our luggage from the fore peaks of the boat so they can air out and get stuffed to the brim. We still have a few weeks, but that can slip by quickly so I am trying to stay on target and make sure we have everything lined up to try and avoid any last minute craziness.


Hoping for some sunshine and sanity this month.

8 comments:

lislawlor said...

Love this, Cindy! Bunny is precious and so are the kids:) Your trip will be a needed break once you get through the car thing.

Lori Ann said...

Sorry to hear about the car. So glad all is well. Enjoy the emergence of spring and planning for your trip - where are you headed?

The Ceol Mors said...

3-5 days of baby chick time seems about right. :) I know its all hip to love chickens but we had them on the farm I grew up on and I do NOT love them- unless they are friend in buttermilk batter. ;)

So happy you are all okay and I hope they get the insurance sorted quickly.

The bunny shot of Naia contains an obscene amount of cute. <3

Cindy Konrad said...

I have been looking forward to a post from you. Sorry to hear that you were in a car accident. Seems a little unfair for it to happen to boat people though ;). Where will you be heading on your trip? We are trying to figure out our summer sailing plans, we live on the West Coast.

Sarah said...

Look at her precious face! Too cute! Hope you didn't mention that ya'll were gonna eat her sweet little Easter bunny after. LOL! FreemanX Adventure Experiences across Oz & NZ for Extreme Sports & Activities

mb said...

upcoming trip: wheeeee! fun!

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River Sanctuary: Marykaye said...

So glad everyone is fine! :)

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