This evening we had a nice stir fry with the two ripe red peppers I pulled fresh off the plant. I admit, having planted them in February, it was a long wait; and they were rather unremarkable. But it's good to know where our food comes from and know that it's fresh and organic. I'm proud of that.
I pulled a new load of tumbled ceramics out f the rock tumbler today. This time the pieces were from a plate that got knocked on the floor and broke. The pieces are drying now, but I'll try to remember to post a photo of them tomorrow.
I've heard nothing but bad feedback for breeding D1 in the winter. Everyone says she will lose the entire litter due to the cold. I know a local breeder who breeds through winter in a barn heated to 33-degrees. Just enough to keep the water bottles from freezing. I figure maybe putting a red brooder light in could help keep things warmer, but I'm not sure how to go about that without risking fire from being in close proximity to the straw, or electrical issues with a cord that would be partially in the cage. She should be due for babies around the 18th, so we shall see how things go.