Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Have you ever sat down and just looked through craigslist? Its amazing what you can find that people don't want to deal with anymore. Saturday i wanted to see what guinea keets were selling for and i get hit with this FREE ad. I clicked it as i love looking for free stuff, but this one was one that i never expected. Here right in front of me was a free ad for 34 broiler chickens already grown out and ready to butcher! I mean talk about the right place at the right time! Mr ingenuity and I loaded up cages and drove an hr to go pick them up. After getting their we also scored 2 Californian doe rabbits and 1 buck Californian, talk about great timing these will be added to the breeding stock so we can raise more meat rabbits. I know alot of people don't like to think about eating rabbit as they are cute and cuddly. Well that is partly true when they are small and like to be handled. When they get larger and decide to leave claw marks the size of Texas all over your arms, face, chest they aren't so cute and cuddly any more. Rabbit meat is the best meat out there for you and I bet if you looked closer at your grocery store you would find that they sell it.

The weather is starting to get cooler here and the fall garden is pretty much done. We did put in cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts. I had heard about multiplying onions but until last month had never seen any. I found them at a local feed store for $1 a lb so we decided to give them a try. Also 30 garlics went into the ground. Now it is getting time for me to start thinking about what i want to put into the garden for spring. I will start seeds in the greenhouse in late January.
This is Hershey the goat and this was her Monday face. She and the other ladies are 100% Nubian's and We hope to have a good crop of doe again this year. Last year we had just 2 nannies and one had twin does and the other had a single doe, this year we will have 6 does kidding so i hope it all turns out well.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Have any of the broilers found their way to the freezer yet? Guess some people just don't see the value of homegrown meat.