Working on Blog Update

After numerous issues, it was determined the TBN Ranch blog needed an updated theme to accommodate today’s technology. Seems easy enough right? No. Seven years of posts needed to be edited, and reformatted to some extent. Well let me tell you, this has been quite a chore to say the least! Please be patient with me while I complete this GIANT blog overhaul. The good news is, I’m half done, maybe in a week or so it will be back to normal… maybe even better!

From the Farm…

The desert is in full bloom this time of year, including my Saguaro cactus.  It’s astounding beauty has stood with integrity for over 100 years.

From the Chicken Yard…

Garden Woes

bunnies
TBN Ranch Bunnies

After planting a billion sunflower seeds the last surviving seedling has been devoured by rabbits. I have a rabbit problem here, they live and breed everywhere, in the hay room, under the feed shed, even the chicken coops. This morning a new litter of tiny bunnies were found under one of the chicken shelters.

I’m beginning to realize what I can plant and what’s a big waste of time. Cactus are never bothered, so I thought maybe all thorny vegetation would survive and planted a beautiful pink rose bush.  Well yesterday morning it was nothing more than a near naked bald stick in the ground.  Off to the shed I went and got four stakes and some chicken wire in hopes of saving it.

Pink Rose Bush
Pink rose stick bush

I hate chicken wire, handling this jagged and unruly material is like volunteering to bleed to death. By the time this unscheduled chore was complete the temperature was 95 degrees, my arms were half shredded and I was toast.

And another thing,  why are wire cutters always substandard? I now have four pair, even the expensive ones work hardly better than if I chewed the wire off with my teeth. Ibuprofen should be shrink wrapped to this inadequate time consuming tendonitis causing tool. So all  this drama for one little rose bush. Maybe I’m overlooking the obvious… perhaps my forte is raising rabbits, not gardens.