I can’t stand it. I am dragging! I think it’s a combination of a lot of things. I was blaming the time change, but now I think it’s a combination of high pollen and unusually high heat. It was close to 80 degrees yesterday afternoon! We slept with the windows open all night! You shouldn’t be able to sleep with your windows open all night in March! I’m not going to plant any more spring vegetables. While I’m out and about today, I’m going to pick up a couple of Roma tomato plants and put them in. I believe the date to put in tomatoes in this area is April 10, but given how warm it’s been, I’m going to take a chance and put them in now.
Rose barked a good bit last night. I still worry about the rabbits digging out of the tractor. I put the young does that are the same age as the ones in the tractor in with them. They are too young to breed and I figured they might as well enjoy fresh grass. I harvested a tub of clover off a back road and Wally brought home some grass that he harvested on the way home. How do you know if a man loves you? He stops and picks grass for the rabbits. He also picked up a round bale of hay on his way home. I think this will be the last one we’ll have to buy this year.
I went out in the garden late morning to do some weeding, but I didn’t last long. It got too hot! I have to go to Hickory today and then, I think, to Lincolnton so I’m going to be out and about a good part of the day.
The horses have been on my mind a lot. I’m quite sour on them. I’m trying hard to get Sudi in another home. His breeder said he’d trade two young mares for him … right … he doesn’t realize I can’t stand keeping animals that are not contributing to the farm. Remember the Western saddle I bought and had re-fleeced? I haven’t even put that on him! I should just say screw-the-natural-horsemanship-snaffle-shit and put a curb bit on him and ride the hide off him. I’m almost afraid to try that saddle for fear that it won’t ride well. It wouldn’t be the first time I bought a saddle, had it rehabbed only to find out it didn’t ride well. That Ozark saddle was one of them.
Wally has Friday off and we were going to go to a horse auction in Troutman, but we’ve changed our minds (actually, I changed Wally’s mind) and we are going to stick around the house and get some things done like build another rabbit tractor. A few of the does with their kits are getting crowded in their cages and I’d like to get them in a larger area. I’ve got several does with large litters all about the same age.
I gathered over 30 eggs yesterday!
I should get going and get the milking done so I won’t be so rushed going to Hickory. I’d love to be able to take a shower before I go. I wonder how, or even if I could, ever go back to a “real” job. Not that what I’m doing isn’t “real”; it’s probably a lot more “real” that anything I’ve ever done.
Until later …