Recently I tried making my own granola. It ended up being quite simple, and I recommend trying it yourself. Dakota and I both find most store-bought granolas way too sweet and full of "extra" flavors. So, my goal was to make granola that was simple, healthy and tasty.
Does anyone know anything about having a pet rabbit? My son is a huge fan of bunnies--in book, song and stuffed forms--and just last night my husband voiced a something I had been thinking about for a while: Should we get him a bunny?
This is not going to happen any time soon. We still have an old, blind, incontinent dog to care for at the moment. And, of course, the chickens. But I'd like to start lightly researching rabbit ownership now so we can figure out if it's a good idea, or not. Plus, my husband needs plenty of time to design the coolest rabbit hutch ever.
So, are there any good rabbit blogs out there? Any websites you'd recommend? Personal experiences to share? I do think it would be nice to have an outdoor bunny enclosure, so I'm not too worried about poop or gnawing on electrical cords, but I'd want a breed that likes to be petted and brushed, at least.
Let me know your thoughts.
* Above image is from my son's favorite Christmas book: Morris's Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells. I highly recommend it.
I'm sure you've all been lying awake at night wondering what has happened with the cactus pimple I posted about over the summer. I apologize for not keeping everyone up-to-date on the gripping saga of my special cactus' pubescent event.
Well, I was right. It does seem to be a new appendage, which is exciting. But, it is growing very very slowly. Here it is as of last month.
As you can see, the bump has grown very slightly, and turned green with hints of purple. But it's far from the little cactus "arm" I expected by now.
I guess I should have known this would be slow-going. In the whole time I've owned it--about 7 years--it has only grown 5 inches. So, I guess I will have to be patient. Hopefully, when the weather warms up, it'll have a little spurt. I'll let you know.
The recent wet weather, particularly the longer damp period in December, seems to have created a perfect growing environment for a variety of mushrooms and fungi in our back yard. The specimens in the garden are both beautiful and diverse. I don't think I've ever seen this variety at our house before.
We've sadly lost a couple of trees to bark beetle in the last couple of years, so there are numerous large stumps and logs that make a perfect fungus habitat.
I myself am no botanist, so I have no idea what any of these are. But, it's fun to wander around the garden and come across little shelves and piles and ripples of fungus.
Anybody know of a good website that identifies common mushrooms and fungi?
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