I went to bed earlier but the dogs started barking and woke me up. I would imagine I'll be awake now till dawn, anyway.
My wounded ferret is asleep in my bed. He felt well enough to get out of his box, climb up the blanket like a boarding net, and settle down under the covers. I am sleeping on the couch. Usually I wouldn't even notice him being there, and if I moved around in the middle of the night and bumped him he'd just scrunch out of the way. But with all those threads sticking out of his neck, I'm afraid I might hurt him so he can have the bed til he gets the stitches out. I could go sleep in another bedroom but the couch by the fire isn't so bad.
Maybe the picture of Ragnar with his stitches was a little shocking, but he really did undergo an ordeal and the picture in the last post sums it up a lot better than I could do with words.
Rain and drizzle all day. I've kept the fire going so the house is not chill, but if you go outside it's dank and cold.
The last two issues of Backwoods Home have been primarily about homesteading issues. Or, I should say, the logistics of homesteading.
I think this is one of the magazines that I may stop taking digitally and go back to paper. Almost all my digital magazines are exact copies of the paper version, but not Backwoods Home. If you get it digitally, you just get the articles, not the actual pages so you miss all the advertisements.
With self sufficiency oriented publications I like the advertisements as much as I do the articles most of the time.
The newest issue, (right) just came out on Kindle this week. As you can see, it's all about gardening, vegetables, etc. Almost a cheaper version of Mother Earth News.
On the one hand, I don't find it very interesting anymore. On the other, it doesn't cost much and I would hate to miss anything interesting.
They've been using the same authors for years, and though they are very good, it must be hard to keep coming up with new ideas. I see they have a new editor, who is a woman, but the old guy is still around too. I don't know how that will work out but maybe new blood will help revitalize the magazine. It has been a standard of the community for a long time and I hate to see it just fade away.