I went to check on the St. Patrick Rose that I got from a mail order catalog this year. It's blooming!
This evening #1 and I finished watching Stranger Things (season 1) on Netflix. It's hard to find time to watch together because #4 and #5 tend to get into trouble if they're not supervised, and #2 and #3 aren't always home to watch them. We managed to get time to watch the last episode of season one today when Tony got home from work and got the kids to bed.
Today I didn't finish cleaning out the brooder for the living room (I'm out of bedding), which leaves Morgana (gosling) and Ping (duckling) living in a cardboard box temporarily. As such I can't give them their regular water container because they spill - a lot. So tonight I put them in the bathtub and let them play in the water for a while. They seemed to enjoy it for the most part. Amos even climbed into the bathtub out of curiosity. He could hear them and smell them, so it was cute to watch him try to touch them. Amos is our blind kitten for those who don't remember.
I think today is the first day in nearly a week that I haven't been completely sick or in pain all day. Not for lack of trying though. I was struggling all morning and all afternoon. I felt better around 7pm. I did manage to make dinner tonight (spaghetti) which is an accomplishment at this point. I also skipped the medicine (today) that's been escalating my pain in hopes of being able to be upright tomorrow for a scheduled appointment in the afternoon. We will have to see how it goes.
I found a pretty yarn I want to make a new blanket with. I figured if I used 3/4 of each skein and I used ten colors for the rainbow blanket, I should need about 8 skeins of yarn to make a blanket the same size if I use all of the yarn in each skein. Problem is I found it on Amazon and they only have one in stock. I will have to ask Tony about investing in them when they come in stock again... It's a pretty aqua and brown mix (variegated) yarn. The website says it should be back in stock August 1.
While out and about today I did find a couple tiny apples on the apple tree. I thought it hadn't flowered at all. After the bumper crops it has produced the past two summers, the three apples on there I found won't be enough to re-stock our apple butter stash this year. Alas, perhaps the poor gardening wasn't entirely my fault with all my ongoing issues, but perhaps a lot was the cold spring too.
In rabbit news, Hazel is spending a lot of time in her nest box, but isn't pulling fur yet. MooMoo is pulling fur, but no babies as of bedtime check. Fern is showing no signs of impending delivery. With all the ongoing issues I have not had the chance to breed any rabbits since the last time, so for now, no more anticipated litters in the barn for a while.
The colony rabbits do have another litter. I found two kits that look to be about two to two-and-a-half weeks old. They look weak and sickly. A chocolate brown and a red, both with a partial Dutch shoulder stripe. I always hope they make it, but this year has been brutal and these babies don't look well at all. I am not even going to post them on the rabbits page unless they survive long enough to be separated and moved over to the grow-out pen and survive for at least a week over there. Separating early seemed to have been the right move for Hoshi and Umeko, who were removed from the colony when they were about three to four weeks old. Crossing my fingers these little ones make it a little longer. They're still way too small to separate for right now. I suspect that Phoebe has a litter down the burrow hole. She's been coming and going from there a lot. Spot has recently lost some fur which is also a good indicator there are babies down there. The two in the building appear to be from MoR who pulled fur about three weeks ago.