Lola never had any kits, the breeding didn't take. And Penelope had what appeared to be a miscarriage of a single kit, she made no effort to make a nest or pull fur. I will be trying her again with Sushi soon.
The garden looks fine today. The cold snap last night didn't seem to hurt the plants. The cooler weather is definitely slowing down the cucumber growth, but the tomatoes are still holding on. I really hope they can ripen before the end of the season. I'm also curious to dig up the potatoes, but it sounds like I'm supposed to wait until the plants die first. The potato plants in the grow bag are starting to die back, but the plants in the wooden tower are still going strong.
I'm sending a grocery bag full of cucumbers with #3 to school tomorrow. I emailed her teacher asking if fresh produce is acceptable. The school policy is no home-made snacks, only store bought, and only healthy snacks are allowed. They don't allow birthday cake or cupcakes, instead encouraging fruits and veggies and stuff... but where does fresh garden produce fit in? It's not store-bought or commercially prepared, but it's healthy. Ours is organic, pesticide-free, herbicide-free, with no chemical fertilizers. The teacher said that as long as they are sent to school whole (not cut up) it's good. So off to school goes my stash of cucs. I was going to make pickles, but I think providing a snack for the kids is also a good experience. I'm also sending an unopened bottle of ranch dressing. I like sliced cucumbers in Italian dressing, but I don't have an unopened bottle on hand. I hope the kids enjoy their healthy snack tomorrow. I hope their classroom shares with other classrooms too - there's plenty to go around!
And back to bunnies (because I'm tired with these new meds and a little scatter-brained at the moment)... Today #5 and I took the white bunny out to play with it, and she snuggled up with him for several minutes before getting squirmy. It was beautiful. He says this one is Isolde. So now we can tell the two girl bunnies in that litter apart. Isolde has a small scab on her upper lip and may have a bald line where it scars... if not, then they will both end up looking identical anyway.
I'm off to bed. This medicine is kicking my butt. But my back doesn't hurt at the moment! This morning it hurt so bad I really thought I may die. It was easily in the top 3 most painful experiences in my life (and I've had five babies - three with no pain meds). Yikes!