Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Preparing to Move (again)

We are moving back to the ranch. I am actually okay with it, seeing as I feel so much safer there. Even with all the black widow spiders that have shown up in the past week. We won't officially move until after the new year, but we are slowly getting things transferred. I don't want to take as much stuff out there as last time though. It made the move really hard and it isn't needed. 
 Marshall has a new dog. Her name is Mia and she is an American Pit Bull. She is a rescue from down the street. The old owners weren't taking good care of her, letting her just run all over the neighborhood and not feeding her. Poor thing has been abused and is so skinny. She really doesn't like loud noises or wild motions. I am worried that she has PTSD. I just hope she does okay on the ranch. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Life in the city is never boring..

Last night we had a drive-by next door. They shot at least six times into the house's walls and hit one window. None of the neighbors were hurt, but it has proven to me that this place is no longer safe. My bedroom is on the front of the house and I was sitting in there talking to Ian when the shots rang out. That could have been my house. I would have been hit or Sean, who was sitting in the living room, or one of my bunnies or the chickens. I am seriously reconsidering my move back to San Antonio. I know it is safer in Hondo. There are no close neighbors and we are out in the country there. Guess I need to talk to Marshall and see what he says.

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Bunnies and some chickens!

After the loss of Lily, I was ready to be done with all the farm animals. Marshall had other ideas and on the day before our anniversary he bought me 6 little baby chicks. One didn't make it though. I think she was too small and, to be frank, it happens. The other 5 are doing wonderfully and will soon be ready to go outside in a coop.
Last week I found a woman on Craigslist that was selling her 4 bunnies (1 male and 3 females) and we took them. So now we have 7 bunnies, counting Boo's bunny Lilo.
This is Snow, the male:
This is Jane, his girlfriend and mother to the two girls Hazel and Tabitha.
This is Hazel:
and this is Tabitha:
All the bunnies are happy and fat. I am hoping to get lots of babies soon :)

Bryan found an adult hen in a ditch near the house, so now we also have a full-grown chicken living here. Her name is China because she sounds like she is doing kung-fu. This is China:
So there is the barnyard for now. We built two more hutches yesterday, and still have one more to go. Plus we still have to build the chicken coop and run. Poor China is living in a rabbit hutch for the time being. She seems ok with it though and lays her eggs in the bedding box. I guess I get my homestead here and I won't have to go back to the ranch. Yay!





Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sadness

Lily is gone. Marshall found her this morning dead in her hutch. We don't know what happened. She was fine yesterday and now she's gone. Bryan buried her in front of the roses. I am so sad and can't understand what happened. My poor baby bunny. I loved her so much and now she's with Cuddles and Thumper.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Back in the City

July 3rd Marshall and I moved back to our house in San Antonio! I am really glad to be off that godforsaken ranch. We brought the bunnies with us, unfortunately we lost Thumper to someone letting him out of his cage during the night and the dogs next door getting a hold of him, but the other three are doing well in their new hutches. 
  Marshall hates it here and it is affecting our relationship. I am starting to see behaviors from him like the ones he was showing before I left him last year. Hopefully those will go away soon. 
  My granddaughter Tara turned 2 yesterday. She is getting so big :) She is also the epitome of the words "terrible twos" but she should outgrow it. I hope. Heather and Sean spoil her something fierce and I attribute her behavior to that. I am working on getting her to talk, but she isn't wanting to right now. Apparently her mama has gotten used to just giving her what she points at or screams over and she hasn't had to use her words. 
  Bryan, his girlfriend Misty, her infant daughter Grace, and Misty's grandmother are moving in here for two months or so. I am not happy about it, but Marshall overrode me. 
  Sorry if I sound so negative about everything. I feel so stressed again, even though I am back in my house. I suppose it is all the changes. Things should settle to the new normal soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time Changes Things

 I am restless. I don't like it here.. I got a bunny that I named Lily. She is adorable and along with the three cats, at least I'm not lonely. I just want to be happy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

15 months Later....

It's amazing to me that over a year has passed. So quickly, it seems. I have so many things that have changed in my life since that last post. For one, Marshall and I are now living on a ranch in Hondo, TX. It's about 45 miles from San Antonio. My mother's family started out in this county, back in the late 1860's. They owned most of what is now Medina County. It was a working cattle ranch then. Now only a few family members still own original land from then. 
  The kids are doing well and Tara, my granddaughter is growing like a weed. Sean and Ian have an apartment together. Heather and Sean and Tara live in our old house, Bryan and his girlfriend live about a block away from Heather. Jess and her boyfriend live on the far northwest side of San Antonio. 
  I was living in a little town in West Texas called Bangs for a little while. Marshall and I separated for 4 months in April of last year. I moved back here in July. So far, things are doing ok with us. His meds are working better now, and he is on other meds for his issues. Some days are better than others, but we battle through the bad days and somehow work it out. 
  I have three new cats since moving here. Gizmo, Spike, and his sister Sasha. Our dogs Sandy and Cuddles live here too, and we will be taking Bryan's dog Spartacus soon. 
  I hope to be getting back to blogging again soon. I have a lot of time on my hands out here. In the mean time, I wish you all peace :)