Monday, 4 September 2006

paperwork, rabbits and the holy grail

I have been sorting through the teetering mountain of paperwork that has built up since we moved.

I think I've finally got to the bottom of it and paid everyone I should have; including the people who sent us a letter threatening a County Court order. Eeep! "Sorry, we moved house and the mail redirect has been utterly crap" is almost as poor-an excuse as "The dog chewed my homework", despite being true.

I think I might be starting a migraine. So. Question. Two paracetamol, a pint of water and a lie down in a quiet room? Or a large glass of red wine and see what happens? I'm leaning towards two, but validation always welcome.

This week, finally, we have been told that our new office is ready. Carpet, phone lines and all. Yay! Because B is on a gig and I am stranded, car-less, at home with my poultry, R and new-boy Ken are going in tomorrow and Wednesday to move our furniture up from the basement. And then we are all meeting up there on Thursday for our first proper day of work.

I feel like we should be taking bunting. Or cakes. Or something.

It's been a long, frustrating summer with no proper base. I am looking forward to a couple of days filing. I realise that that means that I probably need to get out more; but hell, I haven't done any for over two months and I've forgotten the pain.

In other news: I am considering breeding rabbits for food. Can anyone recommend a good breed to keep? Preferably without red eyes - they remind me of the Killer Rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. There seems to be much less info round and about on the web on this than, for example, chicken-rearing. Of which, photos tomorrow.

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  1. No, they never believe my excuse about the neighbours receiving our mail and being slow to bring it round - it's true though, no one in this village gets their own letters. Maybe we should just pay each other bills and have done with it.

    About the migraine - the sensible side of me says go for the paracetamol/water option, the migraine sufferering side says try the wine and see what happens. Hey, it might not be that bad.

    Sorry, I don't know anyhing about about keeping rabbits to eat - my brother had a pet one called Cyril, but we didn't eat him 'cause he was a cutey. It's a good idea though, rabbit meat is quite tasty and (I've heard)low in fat. Oh, just remembered - I seem to remember reading something about the subject here http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/
    If you can't find the thread, just post a question, someone will have some advice for you.

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  2. No, they never believe my excuse about the neighbours receiving our mail and being slow to bring it round - it's true though, no one in this village gets their own letters. Maybe we should just pay each other bills and have done with it.

    About the migraine - the sensible side of me says go for the paracetamol/water option, the migraine sufferering side says try the wine and see what happens. Hey, it might not be that bad.

    Sorry, I don't know anyhing about about keeping rabbits to eat - my brother had a pet one called Cyril, but we didn't eat him 'cause he was a cutey. It's a good idea though, rabbit meat is quite tasty and (I've heard)low in fat. Oh, just remembered - I seem to remember reading something about the subject here http://selfsufficientish.com/forum/
    If you can't find the thread, just post a question, someone will have some advice for you.

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  3. Rabbit meat while tasty, not very nutritious... if you relied on rabbits for your meat with no supplements, you'd starve to death! Which is why while surviving in the wild I always take tofu...

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  4. Rabbit meat while tasty, not very nutritious... if you relied on rabbits for your meat with no supplements, you'd starve to death! Which is why while surviving in the wild I always take tofu...

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  5. Your title could be the title of the next Dan Brown "literary" endeavour.

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  6. Your title could be the title of the next Dan Brown "literary" endeavour.

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  7. Well I'm going for the red! Australian Shiraz Cabernet from Rosemount Estate.
    Very nice too.

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  8. Well I'm going for the red! Australian Shiraz Cabernet from Rosemount Estate.
    Very nice too.

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  9. I'm a big believer in the Wine Cure, but doesn't red wine more likely to cause a headache than white?

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  10. I'm a big believer in the Wine Cure, but doesn't red wine more likely to cause a headache than white?

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  11. A quick glance at the Mother Earth News site turned this up (scroll past the first bit), which talks about various breeds, etc.:

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Nature_and_Environment/1972_May_June/Grow_It__Rabbits

    You might see if they have other articles, too. They are usually a very reliable source. (Long after the s.o. and I were already an item, we found out that both of our families had subscribed to Mother Earth News when we were children/preteens. Coincidence? I think not.)

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  12. A quick glance at the Mother Earth News site turned this up (scroll past the first bit), which talks about various breeds, etc.:

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Nature_and_Environment/1972_May_June/Grow_It__Rabbits

    You might see if they have other articles, too. They are usually a very reliable source. (Long after the s.o. and I were already an item, we found out that both of our families had subscribed to Mother Earth News when we were children/preteens. Coincidence? I think not.)

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  13. Go with the red wine option everytime... it's supposed to be good for you as well! :)

    As for the yearn for filing - you're probably just glad to have some routine and structure back in your life post-all the scattiness.

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  14. Go with the red wine option everytime... it's supposed to be good for you as well! :)

    As for the yearn for filing - you're probably just glad to have some routine and structure back in your life post-all the scattiness.

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  15. Interesting comments everyone, thank you. The article Jamie references is really informative - apparently the reason that you can't survive on rabbit meat alone - as Dream pointed out - is because it is SO low in fat, as Kate said.

    I now need to have a word with B about whether he's prepared to skin wabbits.

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  16. Interesting comments everyone, thank you. The article Jamie references is really informative - apparently the reason that you can't survive on rabbit meat alone - as Dream pointed out - is because it is SO low in fat, as Kate said.

    I now need to have a word with B about whether he's prepared to skin wabbits.

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  17. How would one go about killing a rabbit, I wonder? I know some of them have weak hearts so maybe you could just creep up and burst a brown paper bag, but the brave ones would be a problem. They seem to have much thicker necks than chickens, but maybe it's all just fur.

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  18. How would one go about killing a rabbit, I wonder? I know some of them have weak hearts so maybe you could just creep up and burst a brown paper bag, but the brave ones would be a problem. They seem to have much thicker necks than chickens, but maybe it's all just fur.

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  19. selfsufficientish.com will certainly have someone who knows. Also the River Cottage forum.

    Congrats on the new office :)

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  20. selfsufficientish.com will certainly have someone who knows. Also the River Cottage forum.

    Congrats on the new office :)

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