In the past two days we’ve received almost five and a half inches of rain! It started Sunday: we got two big showers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon and a little bit overnight; yesterday, it started in the evening around 8:30 and came in two big batches complete with thunder and lightening. There is a 100 percent chance of rain today and 80 percent tomorrow. Needless to say, I’ll be rebedding the rabbits and covering them and cleaning out and rebedding the goat shed. That means more compost/mulch/bedding for the garden! I need more rows and now the dirt is too heavy and sticky to move and the soil too wet to plant in. It is raining as I write this.
No matter, between rebedding, starting more seeds (I made two flats of soil blocks and only planted in one flat) and making seed bombs (going to experiment with seed bombs in the area that needs to be planted in cover crop which now is definitely too wet to seed). I’ve been wanting to experiment with seed bombs and this is a perfect time to do it.
I took a pork tenderloin out of the refrigerator on Sunday and it has been too busy in the late afternoon/early evening to give it the attention it needs so today will be a good day to cook.
Yesterday afternoon, Wally and I hung our rustic farm signs and started a bottle tree (photographs coming when the bottles are obtained):
Over the weekend, we got the pond working again:
And ever since we got the pond going, these obnoxiously noisy frogs have moved in!
It has taken me a while to fall in love with this property, but it’s happening. We’ve made more progress here in six months than we did in three years at the old farm. Mostly this is because we own this property, but the improvements are welcome.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is great to see the integrated farming model that I envisioned starting to work. Too bad the FDA says I cannot process my rabbits on farm. It is unfortunate that I care more about the welfare of the animals than I do about making a living on them. Wouldn’t it be nice if all farmers were that way? I refuse to cart my rabbits 80 miles to be killed and processed in a plant. Luckily, even a few rabbits make a lot of manure.
Until later …