Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Mother Nature reminds us it is winter for some time still.
On the fun side, the Critter has been greatly enjoying the chickens still. Boris, who you can see in the background behind the Critter's head is a VERY tolerant rooster. As you can see here Critter really wants to pet chickens. The red he's approaching here will let him once or twice once he's fed them. Unfortunately he also wants to pet the rooster, after all, he's the prettiest (to a toddler). The rooster instead of doing what many would do and pecking or spurring him, just walks away and tries to move out of his line of sight. That works out very well for our purposes, and has kept there from being any rooster/toddler conflicts. It's a very good thing given that they're about the same size at this point, though the Critter does have the edge in the weight category.
Last but not least around here, the rabbit hutches are holding up just fine, and even with the snow, when we get through the next week of single digit temperatures, and get some cleaning done in the hutches we're going to get started breeding. I'm hoping that we can stick with things, keep organized, and that I can handle the butchering this year. If we do this right, we will be able to move back to meat being almost entirely from the property, or traded for with other local producers. We'll keep you updated as it happens, good or bad.