Sunday, July 11, 2010

I've got a William Tell in my neighborhood

Or a William the Wabbit Waster.

So I found my mother rabbit dead in my yard, next to my garden. Some miserable piece of s#$t shot her with an arrow. What kind of motherless prick shoots arrows at animals in other peoples' yards?

Don't get me wrong, I am upset about the bunny, but I am far more angry about the arrow. I am using the backspace quite a bit to remove the expletives as fast as I write them. I am pissed.

For argument's sake, let's say the rabbit was in someone else's yard. Do you shoot it because it is reared up trying to attack your kid? Maybe it was maniacally mowing their yard for them. I know they thought they'd get a nice meal out of the wild black-and-white rabbit that is so ubiquitous in these parts. No, they are just a piss-soaked sheet and an errant match-to-dollhouse away from being a serial killer.

Even if the rabbit was in their yard, do they have the right to shoot it? Do they kill the cats that stray into their yard? Should I start killing all the animals that make their way through my yard? I must have at least four cats a day come through my front or back yards. My chickens do a good job of chasing them out of the back yard, but I could still kill one a day for a week and not cull the cat population in my neighborhood. Yet I don't, because they have as much of a right to be here as my chickens and rabbits.

I'm just so pissed!!!!!!!!! I am glad my kids weren't out there playing, or maybe it wouldn't have happened if they were. I did however discover one of the few things that will make me call the police. GGGRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

Must try to sleep now. Have to wake up in five hours. I have to bury a rabbit too.

welding class as a full time job

28 hours a week plus commute of 7-8 per week.

This is a full time job, and I'm paying them. I guess that is the cost of gaining another skill.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hey neighbor,can I borrow your............?

I was perusing the internet trying to get up to date on what is cool and came across this little nugget:

Watch This Intro Video! from sparky rose on Vimeo.

from Neighborgoods:

"The idea of NeighborGoods is so simple. Sharing stuff is good for you. It saves you money, it's more sustainable than buying a bunch of crap you don't need, and it creates a reason to meet a friend or a neighbor face to face where you might not have otherwise. Still, this very simple idea has the potential for monumental impact, especially when taken in context of a larger cultural movement. "

This such a great idea, I don't even know where to start. For Eric who said "I can't say I share your view on tools though. I feel it's less important to have a good set of tools and more important to have a neighbor who has a good set of tools (and a good relationship with such a neighbor)", here's the answer to that.

I signed up and there are already two others in my area. One of which is a beekeeper. I am very excited about this idea. Can't wait to give it a try.