Homestead Diary Week Ending June 3rdPosted: June 4, 2016
This week we harvested our first broccoli and strawberries. Yum! In fact, I’m writing this after the kids helped harvest a good handful of berries from the garden as I snapped some of the photos you’ll see below. We’re losing some to the robins and the slugs but there’s enough to share.
A bigger development this week is the arrival of two new rabbits, including our first buck. The buck has strong Rex looks to him, similar to one of our does. The other doe looks very much like a New Zealand Red, which is an excellent meat breed. For sure we are going to let the buck settle in for a week or two before breeding. I haven’t decided whether to try and breed before we go on vacation or wait until we get back.
These rabbits are also from Homestead Buddy. He’s decided he’s just done with rabbits. Another homesteading friend took a breeding pair and he kept two of the smaller rabbits neither of us wanted to eat. Part of our informal agreement is that we’d give him breeding stock if he ever decided to get back into rabbits in the future.
The day we were out there I planted tomatoes and numerous squash. I forgot to bring my camera so I’ll post pictures from that garden next week.
Another update is a pretty neat letterhead/business card design a friend helped me put together after I posted a mockup online. “Fat Robin Farms” isn’t much of a business yet but I thought I’d share this next development:
Here’s some more pictures: