Sorry about no pictures for this post. Yet again we've exceeded our bandwidth limit and our service has been throttled back. Shoot it took me longer to load this page than it did to write the post! Trying to load a picture is pure torture.
Between the weather and tight finances this past month try as we might we are seemingly running behind with the garden. We got potatoes and a few onion sets planted. Every effort in the greenhouse failed and so I'll be trying again this week. Heck it's almost time to just start seedlings in the ground. It's all due to not having heat in there yet. Honestly I just haven't felt worth a darn lately. I won't go into it because really who wants to hear someone whining?
Anyway.... We need to order some parts for the watering system. Splicers and stuff. That's on the list for this month. Most of it will have to be done before we can actually plant in some of the rows. I've been studying the gardening guide for our area again and realized that even if we miss some of the planting this spring we still have another shot at it for fall garden. Of course that is all depending on the weather. It seems like its been a crap shoot with it. It seems like every year we've been here the weather has been nuts.
It's also time for the lawnmower to come out of the barn for some maintenance. Things are starting to green up. And every year it seems like something needs to be worked on and parts ordered. I've got my fingers crossed it won't need a new battery. Gas is needed for it and the tiller. Every year we go through this. It's to be expected and its a good thing that Mars is quite handy with that sort of thing. As a matter of fact he's really handy with a ton of things. Bless his heart, I hate that I can't help much.
The little red hen went broody last week. I caught her off the nest this morning and got to count nine eggs. Not bad! Last year I had two hens sitting on one nest. It was kind of funny in a way because once the chicks hatched they kind of shared them.
One of the sweetest of my rabbits had seven baby bunnies last week. FINALLY! Don't let anyone tell you all rabbits will breed like...well... rabbits. What I ended up doing was pretty much start all over. I gave Bucky another chance at breeding. Nothing, nada, zilch. I figure he's sterile. I'm getting him fattened up before we send him off to the freezer. The new buck is now proven. I don't remember if I told you about The Rabbit Lady giving me back the doe I traded off. So I've ended up now with four does. I'll probably make some rabbit stew with at least one of them. There's really no need for having that many does at the moment. It just not worth the feed bill. We'll see how things work out though.
So that's about all of the news around here right now. It's finally time to get up and out of the house. Now if the weather would just try and cooperate.