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Busy, Busy

April 28th, 2015 at 07:41 pm

That is how life has felt lately. I've done a lot and had a lot more still left to do.

I have sold $72 worth of rabbit meat and 2 dozen duck eggs for $9 (discounted .50 each since they brought their own egg cartons). I have also traded 10 fertile duck hatching eggs for 14 calendula starts. It was supposed to be 12, but there were a couple extra plants hitchhiking in.

The garden is doing beautifully. I have got lots of things planted and I am hardening off four trays of my seedlings and have four more trays under the lights. They have done great and almost everything I planted has sprouted. I think I have a germination failure rate of 1 out of 50 seeds so far. Except for the green onions, but I have to be patient. Those can take 14 days to germinate from seed. So they still might come up. That was old seed though so who knows?

I've got my carrots, zucchini, and yellow summer squash planted. All of the garden beds have been built and all but two have been fully filled. The irrigation system has been put in to everything but those last two beds. We will finish those up when DH comes home towards the end of next week.

We had 3 litters of rabbit kits born a week ago Sunday. One died due to an improperly nipped umbilical cord, so we have 14 live ones in this batch.

We have let the turkeys come out to free range for a few hours a day on days it is not raining. They are enjoying hanging with the other birds. I let them out mostly in the afternoons. Gina lays her egg around 5 p.m. and if she is in the coop she will lay it from the perch, which means splat. If she is outside she will lay it on the ground. She is not laying consistently yet.

I have made a ton of videos for my other blog, so thought I'd share them here as well. Most of them are pretty short.

Newborn litters:

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The turkeys:
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Raised Bed Garden:
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Gutter Garden:
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Kits at 5 days old:
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Kits at 8 days old (fully furred) and 8 weeks old:
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5 Responses to “Busy, Busy”

  1. Kiki Says:

    The rabbit momma nips the cord or you are there assisting?

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Wow you have been busy! Glad you're well Smile

  3. Amber Says:

    Aw the rabbits are so cute

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It sounds as though you're going to have quite the garden!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Kiki--The mother rabbit nips the umbilical cord. On occasion something goes wrong with it and the kit can bleed out. First time it's happened here, but I found it too late to do anything to help. It is a very fast death for the poor thing, though.

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