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Omg, Cinnamon totally outfoxed me. It looked like she didn't have her nest made because the fur was towards the front of the box. She had 4 babies, probably same time as Sugar or even last night. I bet it was last night. I'm so annoyed with myself I didn't feel the nest instead of just looking. Now just waiting for Coffee, but not positive she took. I might need a new buck if I keep getting small litters with Frost.
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Your Rex rabbits are so pretty, do you do anything with the pelts?
I want to tan them, we have been saving them in the freezer since we started butchering. We just haven't had time to do the tanning yet. I think we have maybe 7-8 gallon ziplock bags of pelts, each with 4ish pelts. Hubby is getting frustrated it's starting to take up a bunch of space in the outside chest freezer. Maybe I can start on those next weekend.
 

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Things are growing!! The comfrey root has leaves and the Jelly Bean blueberry is starting some buds. The garlic I planted is starting to come up.
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This past week we got two loads of wood chips, for free! Our family friend is a contractor and working a job less than 6 miles from our place and needed a place to dump the wood chips after taking out several trees. Should work great for mulch around plants and for walkways.
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Hard freeze warning for tonight, I think we are too low elevation for snow though. Supposed to rain a lot this week. :( Not sure if I should do something with the new orchard trees. Still need to set up the second bunny structure and repurpose part of it for the more delicate plants. There's never enough time in the weekend.
 

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Didn't get the structure up but did remember to put some frost cloths out. We have a sheet set that is ridiculously short and pops off the matress every time you sit on the bed, so that was repurposed as more frost cloths. I think it worked, got the avocadoes, guavas, mangos, and banana covered last night. It was still only 32 this morning so I left the cloths on, hopefully that is fine. I need to check the updated weather for the rest of this week.

Got really angry at hubby and dog last night. He left the dogs in the house for over an hour while he was pouring the concrete for the gate post but didn't confine them to the laundry room; I wasn't home yet as he gets off work around 3-3:30. The puppy decided to rip up any paperwork she could get her paws on. We talked after I blew up at him and I think we are now on the same page again about not trusting the puppy unsupervised. I don't think she ripped up any bills or tax documents, but she ripped up some of the information I wanted to keep on file regarding her shots and vet visit.
 
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