Homestead Diary Week Ending May 27th

The big news of this week is rabbits. Yes, rabbits. The generosity of two different friends has seen us with two does and two rather nice used cages, all for free. We’re really liking them so far! I’m going to get a buck for them soon and then try breeding them. These are ‘meat mutts’ but they have very soft fur, so I’m guessing they have some Rex blood in them. They adore dandelion greens. I’d like to eventually move them into a colony type setup (combined with the chickens) but will have to see how much time and money that will cost to setup. I’ve got some draft plans I’m noodling on.

Getting used to the rabbits, as well as the craziness of a normal week, has seen me not making any notes during the week. The rest of the post will be told with pictures:

Kids have named her Cookies. She is about 6 pounds and a little underweight.

Kids have named her Cookies. She is about 6 pounds and a little underweight.

This is Chocolate. She's very active and enjoyable to watch.

This is Chocolate. She’s very active and enjoyable to watch.

This is the 4,000 sqft garden plot at my friend's place. Over in the corner you see the rabbit tractors where our two bunnies used to live.

This is the 4,000 sqft garden plot at my friend’s place. Over in the corner you see the rabbit tractors where our two bunnies used to live.

A fat robin.

A fat robin. Not the greatest picture as I don’t have a good zoom lens.

Royal Burgundy green beans. So far this patch unmolested by rabbits but another patch is getting slug damage.

Royal Burgundy green beans. So far this patch unmolested by rabbits but another patch is getting slug damage.

Broccoli making heads. Judging by the florets, these won't get very big. Our early heat wave is stressing the plants.

Broccoli making heads. Judging by the florets, these won’t get very big. Our early heat wave is stressing the plants.

Raspberry blossom.

Raspberry blossom.

The earlier carrot patch.

The earlier carrot patch.

Ripening strawberries!

Ripening strawberries!

A very stressed broccoli plant. Got a few like this. Not a great year for broccoli so far.

A very stressed broccoli plant. Got a few like this. Not a great year for broccoli so far.

Sunflowers.

Sunflowers.

Cucurbits really needing to get out of pots. Will try to transplant them today.

Cucurbits really needing to get out of pots. Will try to transplant them today.

White clover blooming.

White clover blooming.

Green cherries.

Green cherries.

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2 Comments on “Homestead Diary Week Ending May 27th”

  1. Make sure to determine the sex of the babies on time, or you’ll get in-bred grandbabies in no time… (I speak from experience here).


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