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Zach and I look at each other and ask “where’s Pip?” Suddenly it dawns on me…she’s in the rabbit nest boxes. Fearing the worst I hobble-trot as fast as I can, with a baby strapped to my chest, across the yard. Run smack into Pip who says “two of the baby bunnies got away!”
My first thought was “how’d they get away? Never mind, I’ll get answers once we get the bunnies back in the cage.”
I manage to find both of them right away, but the process of catching one means the other gets scared and runs off. We look and look to no avail. I feel sick about it, because I left the nest boxes unlatched during the morning chores, which allowed Pip to get in there in the first place.
Dinner time rolls around and I head to the rabbit/hay barn, and there is what Pip has now dubbed “adventure bunny”. We caught her and reunited her with mum and litter mates.
I told Pip “thank you for telling me the bunnies got away, that was the right thing to do. It was not okay to get into the nest box with out a grown up though.”
Yesterday we held the first birthday party Pip has ever had. We had her friends over, I made her a black forest cherry cake from scratch that all the adults enjoyed, Zachary made pizza for everyone. There was hot apple cider ob the woodstove. We showed off all the work we have done on the land this year while lamenting that we didn’t get enough done. (Farms – there is always more to do than there is time and money for).
The girls liked the piglets and the bunny babies, a couple of them couldn’t keep their hands away from the goats.
It rained all morning long but the weather even cooperated for the party.
All in all, it was a great success. I enjoyed having the rare treat of visitors, and the even more rare treat of my husband cleaning the house.
Pip turned 4 years old today!
For breakfast I made her rainbow sprinkle pancakes with marshmallows on top and she got a new princess dress.
Later in the day we went for a walk in the woods for her to make leaf angels (and check the mail for birthday presents).
After that both girls took a nap while I worked on Peep’s Treeline Cardigan and got caught up on Outlander. I couldn’t resist snapping this photo of Fern snuggled up with Peep.
We seem to have contracted some sort of the “plague”. As the day went on yesterday, my body ached more and more, my teeth were throbbing so hard it felt as though they were going to pop right out of my mouth. Pip started throwing up right around nap time.
I sent zach out into the wild world to get us supplies, namely Alka seltzer, ginger ale and vanilla ice cream, nyquil, and a children’s pain reliever.
I wanted nyquil so badly, but i cosleep with Peep and didn’t want to sleep so deeply I rolled over on her. It was the right call to make. We all slept soundly, either way, she didn’t even wake to nurse for 4 whole hours, the longest she’s gone between boobie sessions for days.
Honestly, I think she’s the only one not sick right now. Her chief complaint the last 48 hours seems to he her new tooth. Lucky baby.
She is now 5 months old. Yesterday, the day after she got her new tooth, she started sitting up on her own.