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Potato Harvest and Baby Bunnies

October 1st, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Yesterday we dug up the potatoes. We had planted 15 pounds of organic seed potatoes and our yield was 83 pounds, so a bit over 5.5 pounds per pound planted. While that is a good yield, I now know that we will have to plant far more next year to meat our family's needs for the year. We can easily go through 5 pounds of potatoes a week.



The baby rabbits are doing well. They are 3 weeks old and growing very fast. I am happy to report that all 19 are still alive and kicking. You just never know with kits and it is common to lose a few along the way. Rabbits have a fragile immune system which is why they have such a high birth rate and frequency, so the species will continue.

I do have one kit with an eye infection. It is pretty bad, but it does finally seem to be starting to improve. I bumped up treatment to 3 times a day instead of twice and it is making a difference, although there is still more stuff coming out of the eye than I have ever seen, that is after soaking it long enough to get the crusties off and unseal the eyelid.

I had to spend $30 on vet supplies, but it is worth it. If I don't do the work now, the rabbit will end up blind in that eye. I know that as a meat rabbit he doesn't have that long of a life, but I want the life he does have to be as good as possible, so fixing the eye is a priority to me.

I'll leave you with a cute, short video of the kits nursing:

http://youtu.be/oHp_MOx6tVg

and another short vid of what some of our odd potatoes looked like:

http://youtu.be/EVY2QZMVdD0

3 Responses to “Potato Harvest and Baby Bunnies”

  1. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    Awww. . . I love watching your bunny videos, and so does Daisy. I notice that you credit yourself with directing the bunny video. Isn't that a bit like cat herding? Wink

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    LOL Maybe, but it's more like putting a watermark on photos, so that people don't steal it and pass it off as their own.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is a lot of potatoes! How do you keep them throughout the winter?

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