It's hard to believe it's been almost a week since I was here last. We've been having some awesome weather despite the dang wind. Already I feel like I'm way behind. The garden has been the focus for most of the week. I've been pulling weeds to get ready to plant and Mars is getting all the drip-lines in working order. Maybe next winter we could cover the rows to keep the weeds out. I don't have a clue if that would work so I'll have to do a little research. We've got our purple hull peas in the ground. Since they are one of our favorite legumes we decided to do an entire row. The potatoes are in the ground too. I've got a few onions in the ground but still need to plant the other two sets.
Mars has been wanting Celebrity tomatoes but we could never find them here. He came home with 24 plants. I really wanted to plant some tomatoes that are indeterminate. The Celebrity's are determinate. Anyway, they are planted now. I found some indeterminate heirlooms and picked up eight of them. Got home and ready to plant them when I took the plant info stick and realized that what I thought were the heirlooms the dang things were Celebrity. *sigh* I was going to take them back and exchange them but Mars told me to go on and plant them. Not like we don't have the room for them. Long story short (yeah right) I now have 32 Celebrity tomatoes and 8 of the heirlooms in the ground. I'm sure I'll be regretting it in a couple of months.
We are now on track with the rabbits after pretty much replacing all the older ones. I can't remember if I told you about the new buck. He's a black New Zealand! I never knew they were any color than white! He's also the daddy of 6 baby bunnies!
A little while back I had put Rabbit #3 with him. He was willing and able so I walked to the other side of the barn and all the sudden there was major turmoil. I turned the corner and the doe was trying to kick his butt. Without thinking I stuck my hand in there to grab her and danged if I didn't get bit! I grabbed her and took her back to her home. It seemed like she just got really mean after that.
Well yesterday morning I went to feed and found her pulling hair. That's a real tip off that she's getting ready to have babies. It also explains why all the sudden I had a demon bunny on my hands.
I've only got one nesting box so I had to move Little
Mama and her babies to another cage, cleaned it out and got up the nerve
to move the Psycho Rabbit. Mars is finally going to get to eat rabbit
after almost 3 years. So now we wait...
There is still one row in the upper garden to weed and all of the lower garden to do. So if you don't hear from me for awhile I've probably keeled over in the garden. Face down and covered with weeds!