Yesterday I got the garlic I ordered. It will be planted tomorrow.
Today we finally got the hole in the big cage fixed and moved the two French Lop cross does out from their momma's cage. Goodness, they're just over 15 months old now. They were starting to pull mom rabbit's fur and I won't put Caduci Mook's health at risk for having no fur. As of tonight, Quince is now in her own cage, and Quetzal has her own cage, and Caduci is finally alone in her cage. I plan to breed them all in the future, hopefully with better results.
I tried Raisinet with Fella again, but she's just not interested. She's technically old enough, but this is the youngest we've ever intentionally attempted breeding. We will try her again tomorrow. From what I understand, fertile does are viable for breeding for 13 days, then have a three day window where they won't breed, then another 13 days of potential fertility. Tomorrow will be day 4 of us trying to breed her. I guess we'll just keep trying until we get a successful fall-off.
And in sad and weird news, the barn cats have gotten fat. I thought maybe they were pregnant, but they didn't have the nipples like the indoor cats get when they are bred. Today when my husband came home from work he came in and said he thinks Gypsy was delivering a kitten in the yard, but the chickens were attacking her and trying to eat whatever it was (a kitten??). When I went out, Gypsy was sitting in another part of the yard. She had some discharge, but I found no kittens. I got a box and put some blankets in it, put a blanket over the top to keep wind off, and put it in the screen porch where the cats eat. I brought Gypsy to the box and she immediately took to it. I checked back several times over the rest of the day and she was comfy and cozy in there, but there were no kittens. As of sunset she came out of the box and was eating, but still no kittens. So, we may have missed an opportunity to have our first baby barn kittens born here, but we learned that chickens are vicious and that our cats need to figure out where their chicken-free safe zones are (and they do have a few). Luna is looking plump too. We will see what happens. I never saw a male around here, and the appearance of the buff cat was only a month ago, so that wouldn't be long enough for a pregnancy. I still want to get them both spayed, because we don't want to be over-run with barn cats.