A Broken Country · Animals · Aydan's Life · Family · homelessness

Unforeseen Threats: Thunderstorms, Wildlife and Rabies (Week Two, part Two of Two)

Into Exile

As the waters from the rain drained down the mountain, the wildlife around Fox’s camp begun to come alive, or rather make their presence known. It was early evening a few days after the rain storm when the offspring started whispering excitedly. “There’s a deer and her baby,” he whispered trying not to frighten them away. Fox, their companion and offspring watched in silent awe as the mother deer and her fawn nearly walked into their camp while feeding on the tender shorter grass that deer tend to love.

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This inspired Fox and their beloved to take a short hike around the campground once the deer had left to see if they could spot any other animals. Together they walked down the hill their camp was situated on and towards the large picnic area available for the day hikers. Sitting by the campsite registration was a single cotton tail. “Look!”…

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Aydan's Life · Homesteading

Tired: Adventures in Off-the-Grid Living

Tired doesn’t even begin to describe my daily state of affairs after beginning my foray into off-the-grid living. I go to sleep tired and I wake up tired, nearly every muscle in my body aching and my back in excruciating pain. There isn’t much difference now that spring has finally arrived compared to before we lost our power. It’s a little cooler in the mornings and a little warmer in the afternoons and a little darker inside when we don’t have the generator running.

Animals · Aydan's Life · Depression · Family Pets · Mental Health · Mental Illness

Bittersweet Kind of Day

This morning was not a good morning. I laid in bed for far too long willing myself to get up and go feed my chickens. It wasn’t easy to get moving and once I was moving keeping myself going wasn’t easy either. I’m usually up and ready to feed the animals around dawn, today it… Continue reading Bittersweet Kind of Day

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Icing on the Cake

Jack is missing. Jack is my black cat that I have had since the day he was born. I was the one to pull the amneotic sack from around him when his feral cat mother shoved him away from her after she gave birth to him. I was the one that rubbed his tiny little… Continue reading Icing on the Cake

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Lost

I feel so incredibly lost right now. My Ford Explorer is still broken after replacing not only a CV axle on the driver’s side, but also a ball joint; for those that don’t speak “mechanic” it’s a pain in the ass to do either and really more money than I have to be throwing into a vehicle. This leaves me stranded in Texas with upcoming doctor’s appointments not only for myself but also for my son.