ChainedChrysalis ⋅

Mama to 5 kids. Wife of 16 years and going on. Childrens photographer. Classic DIYer. Simplistic living, old fashioned, bunny owner. Bipolar, anxiety, autoimmune disorder. Gentle soul, seeking kindness and love. Slow down living, farm life, summer loving landlocked mermaid.

The devil asked how i knew my way through the halls of hell. I replied. I do not need a map for the path i know so well.

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So to start. A fader is a term for a baby rabbit that is “fading” away. Its not eating, moving around much or doing anything like other angoras. Today i went out to check on my babies first thin...


3 days ago

An Elder in Bittersweet

So if you dont know TOO much about native culture. Elders are kinda pampered a lot. They get their way. They get to do what they want, They dont often listen to youngers and ignoring a female is ...


I figure seeing i dont share photos of my kids, i can at least share more photos of my fluffs. Harmony got grass time! WE HAVE GRASS! Her house is an oatmeal box. Thats how small she is haha. ...


My grandbunnies are here :D We have 9 babies. 6 chestnut ( like mom) or chin ( like rooster and teddy) You cant tell yet. Not till they get some wool growing in. 2 fawns, ( the pinky looking one...


All of my buns are doing well. Yesterday i groomed my last two fluffy english. So today only the satins have coats on ( and the french wench) So today was pinecone day. Every two weeks or so they...


This one isnt mine. But i cant copy it as pretty as it is, so i thought i would leave the link for everyone to check out :) Dandelion jam. There are lots of dandelion sprouts popping up. I almo...


Hobbies are good for you. Because they keep you calm and help with stress. So yeah. its for stress. I ordered 16 oz of mixed fiber which i got in the mail yesterday. Today i carded 4 bats. Sold ...


March 23, 2020

Ranty ranty in Bittersweet

I wrote a huge rant about the corona virus and decided to make it public. The truth is, it would offend people and im just venting. So i removed it. Im sitting here on my computer watching my rai...


Another mix and make ahead of time staple. Mix all the dry ingredients and all the liquid when you are ready to mix :) I miss having canning jars of mixes on the shelf. Some day ill get them agai...


On the hunt for flour. So i can make pancakes and other staples. Im not too worried about bread. The stores are actually restocking bread fairly decent :) Ingredients Dry Pancake Mix 4 cups all-...


This is my hand spun yarn, First i did measured dye. So it was green pink and purple. Then i separated it and measured each section so i could spin a striping yarn. I spun it and it came out gre...


I have no claim to this recipe, I saw this on facebook and loved it. :) Corona-inspired haha. Now if only i could find flour. Not that i should eat it, But still. Literally The Best Bread Re...


So im sure there are 500 ways to do this, But this is mine. Me and my trusty IP! Apple Sauce Peel and core 25-50 lbs of apples. ( or your own amount) Im making several batches so adjust accordi...


March 18, 2020

Day WTF ever in Bittersweet

So as of Friday we will have been trying to self restrict. So far ive failed every day. I had to go to the bank today, then lowes. Moms fever is gone but her cough is nasty. Ive started a dry ti...


March 16, 2020

Day one in Bittersweet

We… Did not honor quarantine protocols. haha. Husband went to work. He came home around 1. I tried working on his birthday gift, Im not going to finish, even though its a month away. Because he ...


March 15, 2020

lockdown in Bittersweet

Im trying to be good. I went to costco. Took the kids for a couple mile walk. Walked the doggos too. Bored out of my freaking mind. Im a homebody half the time. But i can tell you im NOT when i n...


March 13, 2020

Time for shopping in Bittersweet

So with a big family. We dont shop like smaller families. EVERYTHING is bigger, more lol. We usually do two costco runs a month, My mom does a sams run, then we do smaller runs throughout the mon...


March 12, 2020

staying home in Bittersweet

Ahh its spreading. The IT. You know the It. They are canceling schools all over the place. stores are sold out. We are trying to figure out when is the best time to do food shopping. Tomorrow or ...


This is the only place i can share seeing i dont want mama to see it till she gets it in the mail. But im done with her blanket.


March 09, 2020

Just so blah in Bittersweet

I havent really felt like talking lately. Its not that i feel like i need to hide away. Just havent really felt much like actually writing. I go through phases. For so many years i wrote every da...


Im doing a pattern called “A study of planet earth” Its a huge hexigon shaped blanket. Although some of the projects show a stop sign and im like how?!?! lol. You missed an entire side. The stitc...


March 03, 2020

Blankets everywhere in Bittersweet

My friend is expecting and found out shes having her third boy. Shes having a hard time of it. They were not expecting to have any more kids and having a third was a hard blow in a way. So she wa...


Well. I keep doing the thing. The thing where i get buns haha. Yesterday i brought home a rew german angora. Shes fairly blind and scans a lot. Which is looking from side to side when you are in...


Hubby finished Jack’s condo. Its 48 X 26 X 26/30. Jack will now have lots of space to stretch out, stand up, and enjoy. Better then the small cage he had in the house. He even built an Auto Water...


February 25, 2020

Boredom in Bittersweet

Ugh im bored. I was hoping to go to the parks but its alternating between 40 mph gusts and snow. No they dont hit at the same time. Its weird weather here lol. Its non stop windy, but those gust...


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