How absolutely ridiculous is it that I broke my pinky toe while doing the laundry? I feel so pathetic, but it really hurts. Poor thing is all swollen and bruised (and currently throbbing).
I'm not sure how I'm going to get and keep shoes on tomorrow. I have three rabbit meetings, and two other appointments, plus errands to run. I think I'll bring along some ibuprofen because I will probably need it!
I tried the same three does to the same bucks again this morning, but none of the bucks were as enthusiastic today and nobody had successful fall offs. Aside from Caduci looking a little thin due to sharing her cage with her grown daughters until recently, the does appear to be in good health. I'm not sure why they're not breeding. I'm sure after so many attempts the bucks are probably losing interest because they're not getting any reward for their efforts. I guess I will try again tomorrow morning before I leave for my day of adventures in Brainerd.
Throw Together Soup
5 cups of water
4 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon (I used vegetable)*
8 red potatoes (cut into bite-sized pieces)
1 medium to large onion (cut in half three times and then thinly sliced to create thin strips)
6 carrots (cut in half lengthwise then chopped to about 1/4" pieces)
1 can on beans (Pinto, Black, Navy - your choice)
1 can green beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 pinch of celery seed
1 pinch thyme (we used our home grown dried thyme)
2 pinches of Rosemary
4 dried sage leaves (our own home grown dried sage)
2 pinches of dried garlic powder
Mix the water and Bouillon together in the slow cooker. Add in potatoes, onion, and carrots.
Combine the thyme, Rosemary, sage, and garlic powder in a mortar and grind into a fine powder. Add to the slow cooker and stir to mix.
Cook on High for about 6 hours.
Add both beans, tomatoes, and celery seed. Cook on high for another 30-60 minutes.
This recipe served seven and we had some left over for lunch tomorrow. It is completely vegetarian (I think vegan too) and lactose-free for those on special diets. There is soy in the bouillon though, in case anyone has a sensitivity to that.
My husband loved it and had seconds, his only suggestion was adding fresh garlic. The kids did not like the tomatoes in it. I think it would have been improved if I'd added some mushrooms and used diced fresh garlic instead of dried powder. Please note, I did not add any salt or pepper to this recipe and it did not lack for flavor. I think the bouillon adds enough salt.
*Yes, I am aware the instructions for the Better Than Bouillon is to add one teaspoon per 8 ounces of water and this recipe seems one spoon full short. This is all I had on hand and I supplemented the other herbs to balance the flavor out. I think it worked out just fine.