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Val waiting patiently for chore time!

Monday, May 16th

Since last I wrote I've been slowly but surely cleaning and raking the hostas and flower beds around the house.

 

Last weekend Remington had Saturday off, so we went to Moonlite Nursery twice for loads of black dirt. This year we needed to add more dirt to freshen up our raised beds and rows in the garden. Up until now, we have had enough compost to amend the garden each year. We planted seed in two raised beds of lettuce, kohlrabi, Chinese broccoli and an Oriental green.

Our horseradish patch is doing amazing! It is spreading and we are sure we will be able to process some this fall. We might even have enough to share!

We had a full day yesterday. We brought most of the plants outside on tables to begin the hardening off. The wind was a bit much for them but they will be ok. some of the tomatoes have gotten so spindly...again I started seeds too early! We planted the cabbage plants in one of the raised beds. We also filled in the "herb" tires with fresh dirt.

Last night we watched the full Blood Moon and Eclipse just as it was getting started. Pretty awesome!

Ok bunny update! Three batches were born on the 4th and the 5th. As best we can count (they hop around so much), we have about 20 plus babies. Lots of white ones this year!

We bred the other two females again that didn't kit and will hopefully have a couple more batches in a month.

 

Today is another beautiful sunny day. I hope the wind calms down. I have more piles of leaves to move to the area that we are expanding the squash bed. 

 

Pixi is in her pasture full time now. We opened up the two corral areas so Chiree can go back and forth and get some fresh grass. We are still rationing the last hay bale. We wish we could have the two mares together in the pasture but...Chiree is not a kind girlfriend to Pixi. With Pixi's health issues we just can't chance it. 

Spring blessings,

Terri

 

 

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