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MyHouseIsAZoo2's SS Journal

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by Myhouseisazoo2, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Mar 16, 2015
    Myhouseisazoo2

    Myhouseisazoo2 Lovin' The Homestead

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    Took me a bit and I'm out of cage supplies for the moment but here's some pictures of my handbuilt PVC pipe rabbit shelf/rack. I still need to build my waste trays but for the time being I have some old rabbit cage drops under the little one up top :)
    This monstrous beast stands at about 7ft tall and about 6 1/4th ft long. For the amount of adults I have/will have I need to build at least one more like this or two 3 1/2-4ft long ones
     
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  2. Mar 16, 2015
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    Holy Cannoli! That's huge! Looks like you did a great job.
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2015
    Myhouseisazoo2

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    It was a monster indeed, I am super thankful Twinnie was there to help me build it and it looked so deceptively easy to build I pretty much snagged a picture off the internet and decided to build a holder like that one. In the end I used
    13 and 1/2 PVC pipes
    2 bags T hooks (pipe ends)
    1 bag C hooks (pipe ends)
    I was going to glue everything but I've got everything hammered in so tight that I don't think it would matter.

    This beast sits on my patio where it companioning units will flank it.
    Thankfully I can fit all their feed, medical and alfalfa/timothy hay supplies under the shelves once the waste trays are put in.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2015
    Myhouseisazoo2

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    I've done it... I've gone and got a 12 count incubator to hatch out ducks. :confused: I am super excited for this but at the same time I'm kinda freaked out.
    I originally got it because I want a few more female ducks in my flock, I've already told my mums if she wants to eat any I'll raise em but she has to kill and pluck (I don't mind cleaning the guts out too terribly much) but I don't eat duck, I hate the smell of cooking duck and I'm not a fan of eating it. She says I used to like it till grams said she hated the taste if duck but she also says I used to like liver and I have Never Ever liked liver :\

    In other news I Had to go to the dentist yesterday due to some pretty intense pain in my left jaw and cheek swelling. Hadn't been to a dentist in about 10 years due to not having any sort of insurance. They took some awkward x rays since my mouth can't open very far due to the pain and turns out my bottom two wisdom teeth are growing in completely wrong! Then to top it off my top two wisdoms are growing outwards into my cheek D': so now I've an appointment for consultation with an oral surgeon next monday to get them all 4 pulled out.

    OH I can't remember if I mentioned it or not but my moms eye surgery went well :) she is home and says she can almost see out of the eye now
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2015
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    Good day, sorry for no updates recently guys. Been busy with anything And everything. Dad started drinking again and moms breast lumps showed up again -_- my aunts out for the month from Michigan. Also had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled out today, surgery was at 8am and I've been asleep since I got home. The surgery went well but my lips still numb and so is small sections of my tongue which I think is really weird... Hoping it goes away so I can eat some soups since I'm super hungry and can't eat till the gauze cones out. I'm duper glad as well that my mouth doesn't feel as awful as I was thinking it would but I can't eat till I feel my lip TT_TT
     
  6. Apr 11, 2015
    Britesea

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    Get yourself some homeopathic arnica to keep the bruising and swelling down
     
  7. Apr 11, 2015
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    Maybe it's too early to tell or maybe my body's acting differently but my face also isn't as swollen as I thought (or had been lead to believe) perhaps they just hit ever spot correctly or maybe I'm already used to seeing my face as chubby :idunno then again might be much too early for me to say anything. Is Aranica an easy to find thing/supplement?

    I'm terrified of getting dry socket so I am also trying to be extreamy careful with what I eat/drink
     
  8. Apr 11, 2015
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    Oh my - hope things ease up on you a bit... :hugs
     
  9. Apr 11, 2015
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    I've found arnica in the organic section of our local grocery store- a brand called Hyland's. You can also buy it online, although at this point it might be too late to be of much good. I like to keep it on hand for bruises and such, especially if I fall and the skin is broken because then the arnica ointment in contraindicated. For oral surgery, I've been told for maximum efficacy you should start taking it the day before the surgery, but after surgery it will still help some.
     
  10. May 2, 2015
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    Well its barely 9am here and already I'm 10000% done with the day. My bank messed up and didn't cancel the right check for me. So now my account is $880 overdrawn and to compensate it they drained my entire savings account. So now I have to get angry with people at the bank :he I don't know why I remain with this bank they always seem to goof *something* up!
    Also need to build two more rabbit cages today, work on the fur I started, do some mild chicken coop clean up and hopefully get some sleep since I've had maybe two hours since Thursday (I worked 5pm-4am last night)

    Wish me luck here's to hoping the bank doesn't try to screw me over :barnie:barnie
     

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