This week brought us a much needed warm up in weather. It looks like the winter weather is finally over.
Neil has been busy raking and burning leaves in preparation for our Chicken Palace delivery in a few weeks. We have now planned out the run, equipped with various food stations, roosts and other fine chicken entertainment. Let’s just say these chickens are some lucky ladies. I can’t wait to show you the finished product. I will keep you updated along the way.
We are also going to move Raffi and Rosie, our resident homestead rabbits, down near the chickens so we can move them off of our porch. We just need to build them an over head shelter to cover their two story hutch (yes we may spoil our homestead critters a bit). We also want to extend their hutch so they can have more room to stretch their furry legs.
We have also figured out our garden plans which involve building two raised bed planters. I am hoping we can get this done this weekend as long as the rain moves along.
Since the weather has been so nice, Neil and I have enjoyed taking Peanut, Lilly and Oliver on walks around our little homestead. Oliver has been absolutely beside himself with how fun the walks are. Check it out HERE (make sure your sound is on!).
It is hilarious to watch him race around the yard, kicking up his piggy feet in delight. With the gaggle of people’s dogs that roam around our homestead, he has yet to meet an enemy. The dogs just seem to count him in as a little funny looking, but a friend all the same.
Oliver has enjoyed his walks so much he has learned how to unscrew the tension baby gate we have on his porch. Since we have yet to install a permanent gate, we have had to nail a board at the bottom of the baby gait to keep him from unscrewing the tension rods with his mouth. Sometimes he is a little too smart for his own good!
Neil and I have also been talking about raising other forms of meat in the coming year. We spend so much money on produce (why we are planting a garden) and meat. We have talked about meat rabbits, but I have never tasted it before. Anyone have any experience on raising these? Any advice to share?
Until next time…