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Sokka slaughter and ducklings outside

On Saturday we had to slaughter Sokka.  He’d recovered well from his flystrike, but it made his horn grow back wrong and during the last week or so before his slaughter, he had a ton of new growth…right into his jaw.   139 more words

Homesteading

Enclosures part deux! How to build a house for a spider.

I’ve been asked a few times to write up how I build my smaller enclosures. I figured sure, why not?


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To start with, the tools and materials needed: 1,183 more words

Arachnid Corner

The duck adventure begins again

Now that we have two kids old enough to do the feeding and watering when they hit laying age, we’ve decided to do ducks again.  We are doing ducklings again for the pure cuteness factor and also because it turns out to be nearly impossible to get 20-30 dollar a bird laying ducks.   122 more words

Homesteading

2016 Surgery #3

Two Fridays ago Eric had foot surgery to repair an ankle so damaged that they found broken pieces of bone and the ligaments on one side were no longer really attached to anything. 1,496 more words

Toddlerdom

Hysterocrates gigas - "Cameroon Red Baboon"

A gorgeous, if a bit reclusive, baboon species.

Back in August of 2014, I ordered a couple .75-1″ Hysterocrates gigas slings from Jamie’s tarantulas. At this time, I had been acquiring several baboon species, and I had become fascinated with the… 752 more words

Tarantulas

Gardening With A Beginner: Part 1

A big worrisome, if not the biggest, when I moved to California was the thought of having absolutely no friends. Scary, isn’t it? Well, I took it extremely hard. 340 more words

California