Chicken feed for everyone!
…as usual. Bella’s attitude is this: “if it can be done with Nikolai, it should be done with Nikolai.”
My daughter, who is ever so funmy, just told me that our turtle would “make a good blog post” and I could “blog it up.” Where does she get these sayings?!
On Thursday, a friend came over and we had broccoli soup for lunch. When she asked for the recipe, I mistakenly told her the recipe was on my blog. Oops… it wasn’t. 🙂 I distinctly remember writing it and taking pictures for it, but now cannot find the post anywhere. The pictures have also disappeared. Who knows? I have crazy mom brain.
My recipe (Singular, yes. Same recipe; one has potatoes, the other has broccoli.) for Potato Soup and Broccoli Soup come from my Mom. It’s the BEST recipe I’ve ever had, and I will never, never, ever, ever switch to another. I hope you enjoy it, also!
Potato OR Broccoli Soup
This past week has been entirely too fun-filled for my taste. First, we realized that Bella seemed to have the run-to-the-bathroom-every-five-minutes kind of upset stomach. My first thought was the way she eats: mostly fruits and vegetables and whole-grain breads. It’s a high fiber diet for her!
Then, I remembered that we had just re-introduced whole wheat bread into our diet. I had run out of wheat the week before our stomach flu episode, and bought more at the beginning of last week. Her upset stomach started about the same time as I started making bread again. Long story short, we decided to go gluten-free for a week, then dairy-free for a week, then something else free for a week, etc… until we figured out what exactly was upsetting her. I didn’t see how it could be gluten; she’s been eating whole grains since she turned one. Lactose intolerance didn’t make sense, either, since she’s had raw milk for over a year now. But, better safe than sorry, and my little girl was miserable.
Starting Wednesday of last week, we went gluten-free. It went okay. It was hard for me, especially. I didn’t realize how important bread had become to us! This morning, Bella asked to make cupcakes with me. My first thought: “Oooooh, great. How do I explain this one?” But, why couldn’t I make cupcakes? I have rice and oats… maybe, just maybe this could work! And work it did. This is another “keeper recipe” for me! (Note: I realize that there is a lot of debate about oats and a gluten-free diet. However, from our side of things: we haven’t eaten a lot of oats, d a lot of wheat. Eating oats would at least eliminate wheat in our trials.)
We have 26 baby rabbits right now. 26!
In the garage, we have nineteen.
We have five with our bottom left rabbit (ditto the name); they were 2 weeks old yesterday.
Lastly, we have seven two-day old babies with our bottom right rabbit. This is her first litter that she’s actually made a nest and pulled fur for, so we have high hopes for survival! (They are one day old in the picture.)
We aren’t expected more babies until the middle of next month. Until then, we have to figure out what to do with the rabbits that aren’t in a tractor. That’s a lot of rabbits to rotate through the yard!