Thursday, February 12, 2015
An oops, and starting to look ahead to what we should seed start.
As usual, it is expected to be snowing today. At least today it's expected to be a light snow with only a couple inches. While that is certainly it's own variety of frustrating due to the difficulty of clearing it when I can clear it at all, this time I am glad for a break from the heavy snow that we've been seeing lately. While this isn't an excessive amount of snow for a winter, getting it all at once isn't my favorite method. It's going to be very cold again for the next couple weeks which is to be expected for this time of year.
Yesterday the Lady of the House and I both made a mistake of feeling like the weather was nice
enough that we didn't need to check on the rabbit water bottles meaning they didn't get changed from when they got put out at 6:30 AM until after I brought them in at 10:30 PM. When I brought them in they were frozen solid and distended due to having frozen before the rabbits could have gotten any water out of them. We warmed them promptly, and then put them back out when they did get some good water. It seemed nice enough out and with sun melting some of the snow on the roof the sound of dripping water convinced us that it was ok, and we were wrong. No serious consequences in this case, but we did cause suffering to the rabbits for the day so we are going to avoid that in the future. It is important to make sure that rabbits have constant fresh water, and trusting how the weather feels to us was a mistake we aren't going to be making again.
year since we aren't doing tomatoes. Squash are another obvious one since we are going to have space to grow them in, and enjoy squash. Sadly the squash we'd saved for seeds last year got used so we'll have to get new seeds for that. I hope to have time to continue expanding our growing room this year instead of just resting with the space we have from the past. Rebuilding the hugulkulture/lasagna bed is going to be an early priority in the spring to see if we can use that this year. We may actually have to bring in soil for that one because it hasn't been composting over the winter, and we don't have as much rabbit manure as we did in the past. That said, I can't think ahead too far, too much snow on the ground to do that!