Monday, April 17, 2017

Sorry for Any Confusion...

             Hey folks! So I feel like this post is probably totally “wasting my breath”, so to speak, but we feel the need to put it out there anyways.
             Last week, in case you missed it, I shared a post on how we created our own rabbit hutch and saved a lot of money by going the DIY route as opposed to buying one from the store. Seems totally benign, right? While I did receive (mostly) positive comments on social media on this post, I got a lot more crap for it than I expected too. And by “a lot more than I expected” I mean any, to be honest.
             Truth be told, I don't receive many comments, whether it be directly on my post, on social media shares, or otherwise. So, when I receive any kind of feedback, solicited or not, it's still a surprise to me. Before we proceed further, I feel like I should get this off my chest: I am not one of those people whose emotions hang in the balance according to what people say about me or anything related to my blog on social media. Social media is a great tool, don't get me wrong, but I feel like a lot of people get caught up in it and take it too personally sometimes when they shouldn't...For their own good, if nothing else.
             I realize that not everyone is going to agree with me at any given time, and that's ok! You know what they say: If we were all the same, the world would be a boring place! And, to get closer back to this specific subject, I don't have a problem with negative comments...If they're founded. To each their own, right? I can take them with a grain of salt and (healthily, in my opinion), laugh most of them off...But, admittedly, some may still perturb me deep down inside, whether I like to admit it or not. With that being said...
             I'm sorry if there was any confusion. Again, I'm pretty sure the negative comments I received on my rabbit hutch post were from people who do NOT follow me regularly, but I want to clear things up anyways...Just in case.
             We are not keeping the rabbits as pets. They will be used for meat. We live on a farm. We are homesteaders. Every animal we keep has a purpose. There is no way in heck we would spend the extra money for fencing, shelter, etc. and feed this many extra mouths just to keep them as pets. Sorry, not sorry.
             We don't keep the chickens just for eggs. Some day they will provide us (or someone else) with meat. We do not keep the pigs just to till up land for us. Some day they will provide someone else with excellent bacon for their breakfast. We will also be selling our future piglets for extra income, likely to help with other homesteading projects, like expanded pastures for said pigs and chickens. Even the cats serve a purpose. They catch mice!
             So, if there was any confusion about what it is exactly we do around here, I apologize. I hope this clears things up. If you are a vegetarian or are just not on board with the whole raising and killing your own animals for meat business, I understand. But please, don't assume things about others unless you know the whole story first. And certainly we can still be friends. You just may want to avoid our future homesteading posts. :)


  1. hahaha! I found it funny that you are apologizing for this. I have lived my whole life on a farm. We do what we do. I apologize to no one. I mentioned on fb once, that we make homemade chicken broth and can it in jars, using the chickens we raise. BTW, its the best broth in the world! LOL! Some folks told me how cruel it was to raise animals knowing I was going to kill them. THEN eat them! LOL! Once person even said (after telling me how cruel it is to kill animals) we are heartless and should just buy our meats from the gro. store like "normal" people do. LOL! Keep doing what you do. :)

    1. Thanks for your comment! It's crazy some of the things people get upset over. I figure the people who were giving me grief were either hardcore vegans or they secretly don't want to think about where their meat comes from because they know the animals probably weren't treated well!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that you had some negative feedback. Some people just do the out of sight out of mind when it comes to their food. They have no idea how poorly the animals are treated sometimes. Happy, healthy animals make for delicious food! Visiting from the Homesteader Blog Hop.

    1. That is exactly what my husband said! If they knew how poorly (most) of the meat they buy from the store was treated, they might change their tune. But, a lot of people don't like to think about where it came from, which I guess is understandable. You can't win them all, right? ha ha Thanks for stopping by!