Bunnies are out of food ... So, I'll be riding my eBike with the trailer to Davis this morning to get them some free bunny greens at the co-op. I haven't made such a long trip with the bike since last year. It's good I'm off tomorrow!
I. Am. Exhausted! Twenty mile round-trip. But, I enjoyed myself on my ride. Took a couple pics of a Red-wing blackbird (he was preening himself across a ditch; this was as close a shot as I could get with Zoom) and also what I think might be blackberry bushes on the side of the road. The fruit is just breaking from the bud, so they will be ripe enough to pick very soon. I will be stopping often in the next week or so to check on them! I also picked up a bunch of bottles and cans. Filled two 4-gallon bags! I could have filled more, but I was getting too hot. Glad I had my water with me. My legs were getting tired, too. Even with the batteries, I pedaled a lot.
Brought the boys in from the porch when I got home and turned on the air! Having lemon kombucha on ice!
So far, the vinegar/dish soap bowl is not attracting the gnats for a drowning! Grrr.
Soaking all of my lemons in vinegar water right now. I should have done it when I brought them home last week as 2 of them had to feed 'George' (the garbage disposal) due to some mold on the rind. I want to make lemonade and don't want to cut through mold spores (or a wax coating if there is one on these organic lemons.) I was hoping to freeze some of the rind so that I will have some to make some lemon rind candy and some lemon extract in the future.
35 lemons! Squeezed by hand! Whew! I saved most of the rinds. Just need to clean out most of the pith, cut them in strips and freeze them. I put part of the juice in ice cube trays. The rest is honey lemonade! Yum!
Arrgghhh! It's 100°F!!! It may have been hotter earlier, but I hadn't looked at my desktop temp icon for a few hours.
Despite what it looks like, this is sooo good. Chopped chicken in a mixture of black rice, wild rice blend and millet.
Honey lemonade on ice and a nectarine snack.
postcard group on Swap-Bot!
It's time for Nikky and the other critters to go to bed. But, it looks like Ezra already has a new bed for the night! On top of Robin's room!