So,who's ready for spring?
Mar 16, 2012
I am!!! Although I wasn't ready for 75 degree days in the middle of March,in Michigan..
We've been staying busy around here,planting seeds,setting up the new greenhouse,building a newer/bigger area for the rabbits,and just some general small projects around the house.
This winter was so much warmer than normal that many of the plants that would normally go dormant,didn't.The apple trees are getting ready to bloom,and it's about a month early.
I went out the other day and turned over a few shovels of soil in the garden beds,the soil is rich and black and full of busy little earth worms.We've been dumping the rabbit manure on the beds all winter,in hopes of keeping them well fed so that this summer and fall they will give us lots of good food.As soon as it's dry enough to run a tiller through it,we will till all that under,and let it set a little longer before we plant,giving it a chance to break down even more.
Keeping with my plan to be as self reliant as possible,we're raising rabbits both for meat and for the great fertilizer they produce.Now that it's nearly planting time,we will be putting all that into a compost pile,and in the fall,work that in before we tuck the beds in for the following winter.
We've got out first littler of kits(baby rabbits)due in a couple of weeks,so we're rushing to get the new rabbitry built,nest boxes built,and the cages all situated so that we don't have to move any of them around once the babies start arriving,we don't want to stress them out.
We are combing the way a friend has her rabbits situated,with our own idea of having nest boxes that are on the outside of the cage,and can be removed as needed.I'll post pictures when it's all set up.
I gave in and bought a small greenhouse (6x8) so that I can start as many of my own plants as possible and maybe extend a few veggies into the early winter.
That's all for now,gotta get back to work,I've only got today and tomorrow to get as much done around here as I can,then it'll have to wait until my next day off work.