Thursday, February 21, 2013
Out of meat.
The Lady of the House this morning said that as much as this round of babies is going to be harder to butcher because we've gotten to know them quite well, and they have a lot of personality, she can't wait because we've run out of meat. Now we can still buy meat if we need to, but buying good ethical meat isn't cheap. The result of that is being mostly vegetarian for the past three weeks since we ran out of rabbit meat. The last thing I made with rabbit was the ginger rabbit recipe from a few days ago. So this Saturday we are going to be butchering the 5 babies from this litter that we aren't keeping for breeding. If we were just feeding ourselves we'd still have meat left, but having friends over for dinner, and giving some away to friends and family is what put us where we are now. We don't mind doing it, but it reminds us that we shouldn't plan breedings for enough for us, we should plan for social reality!
The next thing we are preparing for is more snow. Trying to watch the weather reports days ahead, and we could be getting hit with yet another 12" + snow this weekend. We're hoping it isn't that bad, there are things we need to and want to do this weekend! Fortunately we've gotten fairly good at clearing snow, it's just a bit of an adventure with the ice under it.
Finally, we are trying to figure out the finances to plan the chicken coop. Obviously having chickens will provide eggs that we can eat, and potentially sell. That said, it isn't an investment that will pay off any time soon, which makes figuring out where to scrimp and save that much more difficult when we're already a bit tight. So there it is, where we are right now. Hopefully Tuesday I'll be able to discuss the Ag Gag bills and why they concern us so much.