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via Instagram: Took the boys to Biltmore today. It was so good to be with just them. We spent a lot more time outside than I did with the girls, and I think they enjoyed themselves more than they thought they would! #tribe

Let Me Explain My Google Search History…

I’m doing some googling this morning that seems morbid and thinking how my search terms may look to someone who doesn’t know what all is going on here. 😂
Our rabbits are due to kindle any day now. Which means that it’s not long til I’m going to have to kill a lot of young rabbits. I am determined to do this in the most humane way possible. 

Knocking them out leaves too much room for operator error, especially someone as clumsy as me. 

Cervical dislocation is touted as the most foolproof humane way, but knowing that decapitated heads have been observed showing expressions of terror or grief, to glance back at their bodies, and to focus on the face of someone who called their name has me convinced that it is not true death, but merely a loss of all bodily control until death comes by lack of oxygen (which can take many minutes) or by lack of blood supply to the brain (possibly quicker but not enough). 

Looks to me like destruction of the brain is the best way, at least it removes the possibility of consciousness/suffering. I’ve personally seen it done with an air rifle to the back of the head, and that’s the method we have planned. Now that it’s getting closer to actually happening, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t invest in a shotgun to really be sure…

One of the reasons I’m so excited to be raising our own meat (why we’re not just vegetarian or vegan is another post, another day) is so that I can be sure that the animals have been treated humanely, respectfully, and ethically. That is the very least we can do for that which sustains our lives. 

What do you think? Will the air rifle be enough or shall I go shotgun shopping?

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via Instagram: Needed a grounding walk, somehow it’s better with the baby on my back 💚 #tribe #babywearing #earthy mama #hippiemom #pagan

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via Instagram: SQUEEEEEEE
My book arrived!! I preordered it back in March when my sister gave me a gift card to a book shop and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it ever since! SOOO EXCITED!!! #flappyhands #flappyhandsarehappyhands #books #booknerd #science #TREES #TreesTalkToMe #pagan #tao

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via Instagram: We had a talk with the kids about conserving energy. They listened and put shoe leather to it. I think I’ll make dessert for them 😊 #tribe

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via Instagram: I try to put a new quote on our fridge each week. This week my son asked if he could write the quote. 😍 I feel like I’ve hit a goal. #tribe

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via Instagram: What me & my monkeys were up to tonight #tribe #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife @sunshinewithalittlehurricane

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via Instagram: Why yes, yes I *do* have dismembered doll’s heads sitting in my laundry room window, actually! #tribe

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via Instagram: Working on his birthday cake for tomorrow! 😍 #tribe

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via Instagram: Been spending a little time spiffing up our “warren” yesterday and today… It’s really starting to look like a tiny little dream farm! Today we bred all the does, tomorrow we’ll do it again because that’s how you breed rabbits. They don’t have a “season” of heat or estrus; they ovulate on demand when they are mounted. If you are deliberately trying for offspring, as we are, you put them back together within 24 hours for the eggs that were released at the initial mounting to be fertilized. Within 28-32 days, we should have quite a few itty bitty bunny kits! #tribe #mytinydreamfarm #farmkids