Baby bunnies are almost a week old already! They're growing fast and today they kicked all of the fur from the nest out the bottom of the cage. I suppose it's been rather warm lately, so I can't really blame them. Ten beauties range from one solid red kit, one red with just a few black marks, all the way up to almost black with just a splash or orange here and there. It is supposed to rain tomorrow (their one week birthday), and the mosquitoes have been bad. I think I'll put off individual photos until their eyes are open. They're cute and cuddly. I noticed two in the bunch today that are very similar but opposite - one has black on the left side of the face and the other one has black on the right side of the face, both with very similar markings.
The grey doe is looking better. Her eye still has some green crusties but most of the goop in her eye is gone. She is still eating and drinking just fine. After some research, I believe she is an American Chinchilla rabbit. I will consider bringing her to the County Fair to show her to see what a judge thinks. Of course, only if she's alive and well and gets over whatever eye cold she seems to be working through now. She still needs a name.
I went out today with #2 and we labeled all of the squares in the raised garden. All of the pumpkins and squashes are up, a couple of the melons are starting to come up, the beans are looking good, the peas are sprouting up out of the soil... but the cucumbers just aren't showing up. I think there are three cucumber seedlings in the whole garden, and I'm starting to worry that we won't get any cucumbers! I was really hoping to have cucumbers galore - enough to try a variety of pickle recipes without getting too terribly upset if some of them failed. Now I'm worried we won't even have enough to keep up with the fresh-eating demand of a family of seven. The Dorinny Sweet Corn is up. My Mom used to always say "knee high by the fourth of July" for corn to make it to harvest up here before the cold. With just eleven days left until the fourth of July, I don't know that we'll make it... It is growing fast, and it's getting lots of sunlight, but I don't know. We'll see.
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