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Saturday Stuff

October 27th, 2013 at 07:31 am

We went down to the ranch today to buy our meat for the next six weeks, plus 5 beef chuck roasts and 6 pounds of hamburger extra to can this week. We paid $380. The usual amount for six weeks or so worth of meat is $300. We took $400 down to allow for the extra. $400 is half our grocery budget for the month. I will use the leftover $20 to buy some chicken legs from Trader Joe's.

We also spent $35 on Arby's because we had some coupons and we were pooped after cleaning out the rabbit shed and scrubbing cages today. No one wanted to cook. Wow, that is getting up there in price. I remember when a family of four could eat there for $20. It's not been that long ago, either.

Our house had its first showing today. I doubt anything will come of it, but you never know. It would be lovely if it did, but I know how long it can sometimes take for homes to sell and I'm not counting my chickens before they are hatched. I refuse to get my hopes up.

Tomorrow is slaughter day for six of the rabbits. I never look forward to that day, but I do look forward to having another 17 pounds or so of meat in the canning jars or the freezer this week.

Nephew-in-law also dropped off some fish that he caught today. He likes to fish, but doesn't like to eat the fish. That's a win-win situation for this household.

I am still fighting this flu bug. I have more energy than I did, but will be glad when I am all the way back to normal. If I get to be before the next cold hits.

6 Responses to “Saturday Stuff”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    If you could get your nephew in law to clean them it would be perfect!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Actually, he did. He also scaled them and filleted them, too, before he came over.

  3. Bob B. Says:

    A showing is better than none. You never know which one will be that magical one.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Hopefully there will be more showings to come! And then a fabulous offer!

  5. Tamra Says:

    Did you get feedback for the showing? I hope it went well. How did butchering day go? We are expecting three litters within the next two weeks, and I cannot wait to get some more rabbit stocked up in our pantry, but I never look forward to butchering day either. I hope your day goes well and I hope you are feeling better!

  6. Wino Says:

    My brother used to raise rabbits, but some neighbors don't always tie up their dogs, and my brother is not the confrontational type, so he just dropped the plan after losing his brood. Personally, I'd be finding out what dog tastes like, instead.

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