Wednesday, July 27, 2016

and Then There was ONE!!

Meet the bunny, the surviving bunny of a nest the dogs found in the back yard. I really hate it when those rabbits cross back there. How the nest wasn't found while they were smaller I do not know. I will be cutting the limbs back on the cedars in hopes the rabbits do not nest there again.
I was doing poo patrol even though its a large area for two dogs, I hate hitting fresh piles while cutting grass.
ALL of a sudden , I hear and see a commotion going on under the cedars.  I know I was raised eating rabbit and all sorts of wildlife, but watching an episode of dogs meets 2 week old bunnies just really made me ill. I yelled , hollered, shed a few tears and then just headed to the house so I didn't have to watch them any longer.

I guess the yelling worked to a certain extent. I was indoors, heard a small squeal, went out to the back deck and there was one of those bunnies stuck in a crevasse that Sheba brought back to the deck. The critter did not appear to be injured, but was in shock and shut down. I heated up a microwave snuggle pad from a small dog now over the rainbow bridge, and low and behold the bunny got better.

Love me some internet info. I set him up in a safe place, lots of dry grass, off to the store to get goats milk and supplies.

Two weeks later the critter is more than ready to be released. I have fed him formula, and he is eating all kind of wild things I have picked along with romaine and red leaf lettuce. He Is rejecting me now and even bows up at me.

the release is planned for  Friday morning at dawn. WILD Rabbits do not do well in captivity and the earlier they can be released the better for his survival. INTERNET INFO ROCKS, I did read several but learned more from a licensed Rabbit rehabber in Texas.

I probably traumatized the bunny taking his picture but I am so proud he survived the attack. SO sorry mama bunny your other bunnies didn't make it.

On another note, there are specific formulas that can be bought just for wild rabbits, but of course I had no time to order them, some of the formulas at pet stores and such, I AM TOLD do more harm than good on wild rabbits. SO goat milk and a touch of honey and probiotics. and this little fella seems good to go. If his eyes had not already been open, it probably would have been a different story.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

tomato crop 2016

So this is just a portion of the tomatoes I have retrieved this season, Many have been eaten given away and a few quarts chopped and in the freezer.
Who knew it was going to be a good year for tomatoes? I would have had triple the amount if I had done a better job of weeding and tying up tomatoes. I also normally plant more than 8/9 plants.
The rats have hit them also, or possums. I've also fed several icky looking ones to the wild turtles and of course I have to share with the chickens, although too many scraps to the chickens equal less eggs.
I've really enjoyed tomatoes, but unfortunately, the acid really gets to my guts, so I've had to cut back while steady having to watch them ripen indoors. SAFE from the bugs.
I really need to take a picture of my sorry looking weed filled patch, but its a bit embarrassing.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Boudin or is it BOUDAIN????

How do you say it,,, not sure but I sure wish it was readily available near my home. well other than Walmart or Kroger, when you can find it. SO I guess I'll have to ask around,search around and surely a fellow Blogger R &D, just might have a suggestion... NO, I am not going to bother with stuffing it in casing. I do splurge and buy it from time to time, but surely there is a SIMPLE recipe somewhere that doesn't require grinding this and that. SO BODAIN!!!!