News reports are showing many accidents down in the cities. But still, not a flake of snow here. I checked the radar and according to the radar we've been getting snow since 3pm (we haven't). Not that I'm complaining. If the entire storm misses us completely, I'd count myself lucky, pull the trees out of the garage, move some potato beds and start planting.
The odd thing is that before there was any snow at all, all of the school districts around us started calling off school for tomorrow. Our old school district almost never calls off school, and it's already called it off, no snow in sight. The kids are complaining that they shouldn't have to go to school if everyone else gets the day off. Since the governor just signed a bill making it so snow days don't have to be made up at the end of the year, other schools calling the day doesn't mean those schools will get out later either. Honestly, I'll find it quite humorous if all these schools call of for a snow day and then it doesn't come nearly as bad as they think it will.
No new babies, no nesting. I'm disappointed with my rabbits and honestly, considering getting rid of a lot of them. They haven't bred properly since last fall, and I've paired them up again and again. The bucks aren't interested or the does won't lift. I'm frustrated and tired of paying so much to keep rabbits that aren't bringing any return for my investment. When they all failed to deliver for Easter timing, and now no babies this round either... Might be time to start eating them or selling them. No use keeping them and feeding them and taking the time to deal with them if they won't do what they're here to do.
I did re-check the nest in the colony building and much to my surprise, I found the missing damaged bunny. Both of the survivors from Snowflake's litter are alive and appear well.
The new puppy has brought chaos to our lives. She loves to snuggle on the couch, but she's also not potty trained. I ended up putting a cat collar on her with a bell so I could hear from the other room if she hops off the couch, which is a sign she may have to go potty. Despite taking her out many times, she still had several accidents in the house. I strongly dislike potty training and already can't wait for it to be over. We had Mazikeen just long enough to get her potty trained and have basic training, she knew what she could and shouldn't chew, and then she got sick. It's hard to put that much time and effort in for no long-term enjoyment. I'm hoping this puppy learns fast. She already seems smarter than Mazikeen was.
Tomorrow we have a bunch of eggs going into the hatching incubator. I've got the hatching incubator up and running so it's up to temp and has the right humidity for tomorrow. Hatch day is Sunday. Then on Sunday I plan to set some more eggs into the regular incubator and we can keep up the Thursday move and Sunday hatch routine. I will be setting duck and chicken eggs this weekend. Turns out there's more demand for ducklings than I thought there would be.
Since I went out and bought chicks from Tractor Supply, I'll start setting eggs for chicks I plan to keep. Some might still be for sale, but I'll start separating out the keepers and adding them to the brooder with the TS chicks, and then the for sale chicks will be in a second brooder. Shhh, don't tell my husband, but he's going to have to buy another container for a second brooder... Here's to more babies, better weather, and springtime!