I've been feeling an urgency to get things lined out and double checked. I'm not sure if it's because of the state of the Nation or just a natural instinct to get ready for the coming months. Either way I've been staying busy around here. With the internet throttled almost to a halt, I've pretty much taken a break from it for awhile. It's frustrating. And honestly? I just don't need that frustration right now. I'd like to post some pictures but trying to upload them to blogger takes more time than I've got. I'll be back to my old "surfing" self soon and until then I'll do what I can to post here more regularly.
I picked up the new rabbits last week. I brought home one proven doe and one 10 month old. I also got a younger one. I hope I've made the right decision. Now to see if we can finally get some rabbit things going. The Rabbit Lady assured me that if I had any problems that she would gladly breed them to one of her bucks.
The garden is still producing some. All the peppers are still blooming and producing. Next year I'll scale back on the hot peppers. Mars can only eat so many and the neighbors, (who love peppers) can't keep up either! I've got some seriously hot habernero type peppers. Unfortunately the markers faded and I'm not sure of all the names. I'm going to dry some of them specifically for a hot pepper seasoning powder. It should be good! I think the tomatoes are just about done but I could be wrong. They are starting to bloom again and the lower nighttime temps have been good for them. We'll see how it goes. The yellow squash is still doing well. I saw a couple of those $#*@ squash bugs the other day and thoroughly enjoyed offing them. Mars put out some more Eight around the bottom of the plants and so far it still seems to be working. A couple of months ago when he planted the squash he also planted some butternut squash and what he thought was another type of squash. Turns out it was pumpkin seed! I'm really excited about that. I've never grown pumpkin before!!!
Lessons learned this year were huge ones. One thing I absolutely MUST do is to keep a garden journal. I try to get things all marked but have been seriously lacking in journaling what's going on. Mars came up with what I thought was an excellent idea. He's going to build me a box. (Think mailbox) I'll keep my notebook and pens out there. I'm pretty sure if I had some place convenient to keep them, rather than trying to remember everything I did once I get in the house in the evening, I just might have better luck with keeping a garden log. We'll see though, right? hehehe
We've got our first cold spell of the season this weekend. I figure once the rain clears up later today it should be pretty nice. Highs are supposed to be in the 70's tomorrow. Lows in the 40's means it's time to start thinking about digging out the long sleeve shirts again.
I think I'm going into blogger buddy withdrawals. I've not been able to read much of anyone's blogs and I think I miss that as much as anything. This is such a neat time of the year and I feel like I'm missing all the good stuff! No worries, I'll try to catch up as I can, I'll just have to forgo the comments for awhile.