Spring has sprung, even tho the over night temps are still dipping into the 50sF. Grass is growing like crazy and the baler is still broke. Like the pitiful paycheck is ever going to cover more than the bills around here. It hardly does that most of the time. Tiller decided to not function this year so it was "do it the old fashioned way". With the work schedule and the rain, it's been hard to get as much done as I need to. As always, I keep just plugging away at it since I'm stubborn and as always, refuse to give up.
Cows are loving the grass growing and the cow "lawn mowing" has begun. Wouldn't be able to keep up with it minus a couple of cows, it grows too quick for me to push mow it all anyway. So, good for me, good for them!
Got 2 batches of rabbit kits growing, they're about 3 weeks apart. The all black buck I picked up at auction for $3 has made some pretty kits, they look like wild rabbit coloring. Throw a few all black ones in there. They seem to be growing quicker than the straight NZ line I've always had and they seem healthier than the kits that came from the flemish giant buck I've still got. Maybe a shot of good blood will improve the bunny production around here.
Barb, got your note, thanks! Appreciate the kind words and the help. Every little bit goes a LONG way around here.
Richard, got your note as well, I've got a letter on the way to you soon. I've also got a couple things in a box waiting for me to catch up so I can mail it. A big hug for you Richard!
Preston, I trust the box arrived in good shape? Hope those tubers weren't too shocked.
As usual, it's hard for me to figure out if I'm coming or going. The hard winter and the bills piling up keeps me humping every single day. Always trying to figure out how to rob Peter to pay Paul around here.
My only day off this past week and it was 55F and windy. Rained hard the day before so no garden tromping going on in the overcast, breezyness.
I did manage to get some things planted even tho my entire seed starting this spring was a total bust. The weather was just too crazy for me to keep anything from damping off and dying.
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!