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Wow, between my day job, annoying some people with my conservative libertarian political blogging over at http://www.samburtononline.com and dealing with the bulging discs and pinched nerves in my neck, it’s been more than a while since I’ve been here.  Looking over the site stats, I see that some of you have continued to check in regularly and we have some new readers.  You all rock.  Thank you for your faithfulness.

I just spent some time reviewing and approving a bunch of comments on old posts.  Please forgive me for being so delinquent.  I really have been ill.  Some days, by the time I get home from work, it’s all I can do to get into my chair.

For those who don’t know, and who care, I have 5 bulging discs in my neck and the nerves are being seriously pinched at C6 and moderately at C7.  After 12 weeks of tests and waiting, I’m finally receiving treatment.  I have tried to keep up my end of the work at the farm, but poor B has had more than her fair share to do.  She’s amazing.  I am able to help get animals fed and to do some other minor projects, but many of the big jobs are on hold for a while yet.  Hopefully, the panel of doctors attending me (and collecting a fortune in co pays) will have me fighting fit in the very near future.

Ok, enough with the sob story and apologies, we are expecting 2013 to be an outstanding year.  We are increasing the number of goats we’re milking (we’re = Brittan) from 3 to 7 and we’re re starting our rabbit breeding.  If the rabbits will ever breed, that is (don’t ask, I’ll tell you in a future post).  I have designed some new aquaponics units to build from recycled materials and this year’s garden will likely be entirely a combination of aquaponics and various kinds of self watering containers.  Water conservation is my next big experiment.

New DonkeyNext week I will try and begin keeping you better informed about our adventures and misadventures as Our Edible Suburb goes country.  In the meantime, take a gander at the first 2013 addition to East of Eden Farms.  Shylo (with some brief early help from Romeo) gave us another beautiful jennet foal, born yesterday.  She is gorgeous, isn’t she?  The little lovely still doesn’t have a name, so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to pass them along in the comments.  We love hearing from you.

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