The weather has been amazing for August, which has been wonderful and has allowed us to be very productive.
Our bunnies are getting big and it is time to wean them off their mommies. We have turned our unused chicken coop into a bunny nursery. There is enough room for all 15 of the babies to be able to run and play until they are full grown. We will be removing the bunnies from their mothers gradually over the next week. So far it is going great and everyone is enjoying the extra space and room at the water bowl.
The kids picked the rabbits that they are going to be showing for 4H. These rabbits will get a lot more one on one time than the other rabbits. We want them to be used to being handled as well as used to noises and other animals. Everyone in the family is enjoying the extra cuddle time.
This weekend we also worked on the aquaponics system. Building it is taking longer than we really wanted it to, we were hoping to have it up and running over a year ago, but the supplies was more expensive than we thought. We are also struggling with getting ideas from our heads, to paper, and than to final product. We are learning communication skills that are beneficial to our marriage. I think the important part is we are still married and still making progress on the system, both wins in my book. We are now at the plumbing stage, very frustrating, but hoping to take small steps everyday and keep moving closer to our goal. I will be starting seeds indoors this week for the system, so it needs to be up and running in less than two weeks. I have confidence that we are that close!
This weekend I also experimented with making gluten-free pop tarts. I used the pie crust recipe from my last post and filled them with the jams that I have made this spring and summer. I baked them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until golden. They are amazing. I can’t wait to bake some cinnamon ones! It was crazy easy and super tasty. We have already eaten them all and I need to make another batch.
As far as harvesting veggies goes, we are still going strong with peppers. The tomatoes have slowed down quite a bit and so have the cucumbers. We had our first ever cantaloup today, it was wonderful. We should have let it sit on the counter a day to soften even more, but we ate it in one sitting so it must not have been that bad.
Time for me to go have my tea and relax for the night. I hope everyone has a great week.