I've been on a vacation of sorts. I needed to take a break from blogging,FaceBook and all the news I usually read daily. I'll admit it sometimes wears me out. Things are getting crazy around the world. There isn't much we can do about it except prep as much as possible while there is still time.
I'm so glad we are on the downside of summer. It's been tough without the air conditioner but we made it. It's already been in the 50's at night here a couple of times already and it sure felt good! Fall is coming and summer will soon be a
Around the homestead things are getting done. Slowly. There is still a bunch of stuff I'd like to get in the ground. The lettuce didn't come up so I need to replant it. There's still time to get a few more things in the ground before it gets to cold. We got some of the Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans coming up and starting to put out runners. I've also got several types of squash growing. All the peppers made it through the summer. They were producing well before the heat got to them. They still put out blooms and mini peppers. Hopefully once it cools down they will start growing regular size peppers again.
I lost both my female rabbits to the heat. I feel pretty bad about it but I suppose that's just how things go. Even with ice bottles twice a day and my "bathing" them with cool well water it was just to hot for the girls. So now I've got two males and need new does. I found a woman just down the road that raises and sells rabbits. She'll sell me a couple of 4-5 month old does for $10 each. At least this way I don't have to wait as long to get them to breeding age and $10 is a decent enough price. I won't have had to have raised and fed them all that time. I've been waiting to go get them until it cooled off some. So it's on the top of the "To Do" list".
A friend from the Prepper Chat Room sent me some heirloom patty pan squash and long green cucumber seed. I hadn't planned to plant the cucumbers till next year but you know how