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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My parents brought up once again, them moving and us taking over the house for them. My dad is looking at working in either Montana ( 12 hrs) or Alaska ( and living in Washington or Oregon) Seein...


Rabbit breeder word vomit. So i got three new angoras on the way. A magpie Harli buck Torted Harli doe. Meet Domino And Tamora I dont have a photo of Briar, the boy, at least not one i can ...


We we very lucky to get a bunch of free bread from one of the food banks. They told us take as much as we could fit/use. We ended up with more then 40 loaves. Most went in the freezer but at a lo...


April 14, 2020

Closer to home in Bittersweet

Welp. The first case of corona hit closer to home. At least that we are aware. Our local walmart which is the closest shopping center. An employee is positive. It feels a tiny bit more real. The...


April 13, 2020

Tizzy fit over in Bittersweet

I feel better now. I went ahead and went to the room and stayed there for hours. I threw dinner in and went back to the room. Eventually papa came down and did the rest of dinner and yelled at ev...


April 12, 2020

Happy Easter in Bittersweet

Happy Easter for all the levels of celebration. We did our egg hunt yesterday when it was 70 out. Today its 30 and cold and cloudy and snowing off and on. I have to go feed critters and i dont w...


Its been a few days huh. Time just… Blends in you know… Babies opened eyes today. For some reason i thought i had a few more days to go. But nope. They are 11 days. Anytime between 10 and 14 real...


My kids have decided its now the Ninja Apocalypse and i made them the ninja shaped face masks to play with. its a step up from sacrifice. The last game they played. Im sewing some of them for whe...


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...


April 02, 2020

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...


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