Monday, November 30, 2009

monday's mountain musings

Monday's mountain musings is going to be a regular posting from here on out. It will be my thoughts on what we have or haven't been doing and a sort of running journal of homestead life. Sometimes it will be serious and sometimes it will be just my thoughts on things happening in the world. It may also includes books that I have enjoyed or videos we have run across and want to pass along . It will basically give folks a bit of a peak inside our heads and into our lives and hopefully make things a bit more personable as a whole here.

We have been having some beautiful weather this past week and have been able to get some of the many needed out door chores done. Still have many to go but seems the weather is done cooperating for a few days and we are now looking at 4 days of rain .

The bad bunnies are still hopping around the chicken coop run. I do so wish we had the money to concrete the entire area for the buns. They love the freedom they are having on the lam with the hens. Unfortunately it would take near a truckload of cement to pour a floor in the chicken n bunny enclosure and we simply do not have that sort of money. I must admit I enjoy watching the hens and bunnies interact n mingle and have begun to call them all bunnikens. Unfortunately all good things come to an end and as soon as I can catch the lil buggers they shall be butchered.

We are fighting with wildlife wanting into any place warm they can find. Whether it's the shack walls, up into the baffles, in the GH, the feed shed, tool shed or any other little nook and cranny, they are bound n determined to get in and make a home. Some have made it in to each place and we are having an all out battle with them. We are not just talkin tiny mice. These are pack rats and boy howdy can they pack a place they invade full in a hurry. They have gotten sneaky with the traps and figured them out so we no longer catch many vermin. Next step will be to mix up some concrete with mash tater flakes or oatmeal and see if that does the trick. We try to not use any poisons around because of the other animals and I just dont like poisons. I cant imagine what sort of winter we have ahead of us with the wildlife so determined to get in out of the elements as we have never seen this before.

I Love trash is a documentary about dumpster diving. Two friends decide to do an experiment in trash. They rent an unfurnished apartment and arrive with only the clothes they are wearing and a flashlight. They decide not to buy any things for 3 months and instead to find all their needs in the trash. They furnish their apartment lavishly. They eat decadently. They dress sharp, and create beautiful art, all from the trash.

This was a pretty good film and would recommend for all to watch, even children. It has some weird hippie type folks with some kick butt drumming throughout and the amount of trash will amaze you.


  1. LOL Dilli, join the club with the critter invasion! here too, every year. Dumpster diving is an art form isn't it? LOL, I love it myself.

  2. i love dumpstering, my youngest daughter has always enjoyed it as well. when she was little she would ask if we could go ..omg the critters last night i thought they were adding on an addition to the shack sounded like they got little jack hammers out!