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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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Her Name is…..

You met her the other day.  I must confess that I am a bit jealous that the cyber world took more interest in the pics that Brittan put up on Facebook than the ones I posted here, but I guess that’s life.

The wee girl is doing well and already likes snuggles and having her nose rubbed.  We moved her, along with her mother, to their own pasture for a couple weeks.  They will be alone except for a half dozen hens who monitor that pasture.  We think Shylo was getting weary of warding off curious goats and piglets, so we let them move to their own space.

Oh, the name, I almost forgot.  We tossed around maybe 300 names and finally came up with one we agreed on.  Our little, spotted, spice colored girl will go by the name, PUNKIN.  Not PUMPKIN, that sounds way to Yankee.  She is a southern girl and down here they are punkins.  Anyway, Punkin is now officially a member of the East of Eden menagerie.

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The Donkey With No Name

Here she is.  We’ve been waiting for her for a year and she finally made it.  The little lady was born sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. today.  As you can see, this little girl is the spit and image of her mother.  I kind of want to name her Mimic.  There is not universal agreement on that in our house, though.  Perhaps you have some great baby donkey names.  We’re open to suggestions. 

Whatever her name turns out to be, she’s gorgeous, healthy and sweet as sugar.

 

 

 

 

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