i am now officially a vagrant, wandering the mountains of vermont, living off the land
i’m several hours in and it’s been pretty great so far
update: we setup in a lil shack formerly used for making maple syrup. today we built a fence so the pups have a little yard to romp around in
adolescent ducks look like a cross between a platypus and a velociraptor
the duckies are old enough to take field trips to the out of doors now. they were thrilled 🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆
btw this is the view from the farmhouse balcony
sticking your hands into the earth is such a sensual experience i almost need to cw this lewd
last weekend we got half a foot of snow whereas the farms a couple miles down the mountain got no snow (just rain)
fortunately the snow melted in a few days, but it’s been dreary here most of the week
but then just now,,
the duckies are growing up so faaaast 😭😭😂😂
between the quarantine weight gain and the new butch aesthetic i’ve been serving some serious dadbod lately
i figured why not make some good of it. this is for whoever might need it
cw eye contact, mention of deceased family member (fictional)
current gender status:
@red context does a lot though. I've only moved from being a bartender to being a parent, and people stopped realizing I'm a woman. And I wear skirts most days.
The people I meet in the childrearing context (teachers etc) are simply not that open-minded. Also hateful bigots, occasionally.
Not sure if this applies to your context, but I'm guessing that outside of the organic/leftist household, it might be a bit... old-timely?
@panina well so i was bracing for somewhat of a culture shock. but one person i met literally works for an LGBT+ rights organization, she’s a cis woman who puts her pronouns in her bio, we’ve had conversations involving trans issues, on multiple occasions i’ve mentioned i prefer gender-inclusive language for myself... i figured if *anyone*, she might offer the courtesy of a they/them. but nooooope
excerpt from an actual conversation —
her: you’re so good with the ducks, you’re like their duck father
her: ...or is there a term you prefer instead of ‘father’?
me, hopeful: i would prefer ‘parent’. or you can just call me their nanny, haha
her: no..., one of my coworkers has his kids call him ‘aba’, i meant like that
@red my brain just said "Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it."
Sooo, bit of an struggle for you there. I feel for you 💙
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