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The first of the seed catalogs arrived this week. I just love reading seed catalogs. Dreaming about some new variety of vegetable to try is always fun when you are spending more time in the house. Let the drooling begin!! I swear I could (and have) spent hours reading seed catalogs. Over the next couple of months we'll be going over our seed inventory. There are still some seeds that I'm sure I'll be wanting to order. This coming year, one of my goals is to learn to be a better seed saver. I'll admit to being a litle lax with it this year and also admit to feeling a little guilty about it. I'm blaming it on my learning curve this time. The trouble with using that excuse is that you can really only use it once. Next year there won't be as easy an excuse. Hey... I'm just sayin'.... If you would like a list of free catalogs from heirloom and open pollinated seeds here's a few to get you started.
We got the rabbits moved to their winter quarters in the barn. I know it sounds silly but I think they actually were trying to tell me thanks for the new digs! I'll know by the end of the week if the new doe will have a litter this month. I have to be one of the worse rabbit raisers in the world. I've been trying for over a year to have at least one litter that makes it past a couple of days. It's disheartening really to have spent so much time trying for results, but I will NOT give up. This is something I've been wanting to do for so long and truth be told I've really grown a bit attached to the boys. OH! I never told you what I named the new doe. Her name is Gladys. Do you remember the nosy neighbor that lived across the street from Samantha and Darren? Yes, I'm talking about Bewitched. Didn't everyone watch that show??? She's always busy watching what everyone else is doing and seems to enjoy the drama as it unfolds each day.
I've been trying to stock up on baking goods and other seasonal things that are on sale through the holidays. Sometimes I really miss not having a printer just because I don't have a way to print out coupons. We don't get the Sunday paper here either. It kind of sucks but what are ya gonna do? The best you can! That's what my dad's always said anyway and so far it's worked out for me. Maybe I should talk to She Chef and have her send me some of her extras! I did run into a great sale on whole bone-in pork sirloin roast at $0.99 a pound this week. I picked up 4 really nice roasts and just had to try out a new recipe yesterday. It turned out amazing. I'll try to get the recipe posted up this week if anyone is interested.
Until next time.....
P.S. Did you know that tomorrow the date on the calendar will be 12-12-12 and that this type of date won't happen again for a LONG LONG time. Hmmm.... and tomorrow twice the time and date will be 12-12-12 12:12.