A Slow Start

Spring started early, but seems to be moving slow.
March was an especially fickle month.

It’s a little exhausting. Set-backs right and left!

My seedlings are growing slow—some not at all. No shiso, no celeriac, no valerian, no eggplant. Wtf. I’ve planted peas 3 times now and only have 2 pea starts to show for it. Today I “caved” and bought starts at Bi-Mart. No shame!

And we had a terrible run where we lost 4 of our original 11 ducklings. We probably switched them to grains a little too early, and they weren’t getting all the vitamins they needed. It was a really exhausting day after day of one duckling wobbling around, nursing it back to health, only to have another one die. Or wobble. Or both. Everyone seems good now—so that’s good.

We also had a fun discovery that all the rabbits were male.

But it’s April now and I feel like we are getting our feet under us.
The backyard is coming together and some things are starting to grow.

Even the seeds I started a second time are doing better!

And I am having a randomly fortunate day of selling rabbits. (Easter much?)
Next week we will have a new doe, and have only 1 buck left to sell.

Anyways—off to the backyard to make good of the rest of the evening.


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