Good news first, I got the first of the seed packages. Much to my delighted surprise it was Le Jardin du Gourmet that was the first to arrive! Last time I ordered they took forever, but this time they were the first to come. Awesome! I got Serpette pea, Ciboule Rouge Welsh onion, Blanche a Collet carrot, Garlic Chives, Fraise des Bois strawberry, Daisy Haricot Nain (bush) bean, Kagraner Sommer lettuce, Coco Rose De Prague bean, De Barbentane eggplant, demi-long de Guernesey parsnip, Snowball Tomato, Blue Popcorn, and Carousel corn.
The next package (from MIGardener) is supposed to come tomorrow. The newest order from Baker Creek was marked as shipped this evening and I have a tracking code, but it hasn't been picked up my the USPS yet so I'm not sure when it will arrive.
The bad news is that our barn cat Luna found the colony nest and massacred the new rabbit babies. I didn't go in there to look, it was after dark when my daughter told me what she'd seen when she fed them for the day (I will spare you the details). I will go check tomorrow when it's light out to see if there are any survivors.
Since we will be in Brainerd tomorrow, I will see about stopping a few places and discussing options to put some kind of netting over the top of the outer area of the colony building to keep the cats out but still allow the rabbits to leave the building and play in the dirt. Perhaps Tony will have some good ideas. We can discuss it tomorrow.
The weak chick passed away today. It died it its sleep under the heat lamp. The remaining four chicks are strong and healthy. They're starting to grow tiny wing and tail feathers already. They grow so fast!
The 3/27 egg still has not pipped. I suspect it is a dud. Of the six 3/31 eggs, two were duds and were removed, three were viable, and one was too dark to see. The four went into the hatching incubator with the 3/27 egg and we will wait and see how it goes. On Saturday the 4/2 eggs will get moved to the hatching incubator too.