Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Blue Skies, Sunshine & English Lops!
DEFINITION: Muggy - [Probably from Middle English mugen, to drizzle; akin to Old Norse mugga, a drizzle.]First used in the early 1700's.
This picture is NOT a mistake. This is a very rare and wonderful thing where I live. It is called Clear Blue Sky and this phenomenon only occurs a couple months out of the year.
These are Jonagold apples. It will be a modest apple year this year and a poor pear year. Last year there were gazillions and kaboodles of pears so I guess the trees are resting up this year.
Today it is just over 90* in their barn and they are conserving energy by laying flat all over the cages! They have two electric fans to keep them cool, but it's still pretty warm today!
You can't see the white one as he was too warm and crawled away a bit, but these are a broken Chinchilla and two broken Magpie colored English Lops (or E-Lops). Their mama is a silly goose, so their nest box does not stay in her cage. I put them in her cage every morning just long enough for her to feed them and then back to a separate cage they go. Some E-Lop moms will spend all their time sitting comfortably on the babies.....who then perish by being suffocated & squashed!
I found this FABULOUS old screen door for just.....(drum roll please.....)........$7.50!!!!! I LOVE it! It was just weathered wood colored but I wanted it to be RED, so I painted it.
It's going on my bunny house!
No doubt I will think of this again.....when the power is out and we have neglected to have it serviced.....
Must get back to it now as tomorrow we have designated for harvesting the cauliflower and freezing it, harvesting a bunch of cabbage and starting our sauerkraut.
I'll try to remember to take pictures of the kraut making and post them next time!