I took an updated photo (again) this morning of the raised bed. now you can (kind of) see the mint in the corners. The neighbor commented this morning that it looks like some of it is already taking over the bed. Yup, that's the blue pumpkin plant. It's already crowding out the spaghetti squash , delicata squash, and baby Pam pie pumpkin plants adjacent to it.
Baby bunnies are doing well. I picked each one up today to give a once-over. The runt is about half the size of the others, but has a full round belly. Penelope has taken to pooping in the corner of her nest box now, so the poop is slowly encroaching on the nest. I'm fighting between cleaning out the nest box, and not wanting to upset her by moving her babies yet.
The Red Russian Kale is growing very well in the shade garden. I harvested all of the plants (there are six or eight all together) down to just a few leaves left on each plant. I ended up with 6.5 ounces of kale with stems. I rinsed them and removed the leafy tops. I have no idea if I did this right because kale is new to me. Little #5 saw me and climbed up on a chair beside the kitchen sink and started to rinse leaves and pull them apart, albeit clumsily, he definitely had the right idea!
After I rinsed and de-stemmed, I dried the leaves while #3 and #4 fed the stems and "yucky" parts of the leaves to the rabbits. The dry leaves weighed exactly 4 ounces, so the bunnies shared 2.5 ounces of kale stems and broken or bug-eaten leaves.
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