Day two arrived and we still have the babies. We were very happy with Marylin… after loosing so many of the last batches of babies. Yet this joy was not to last. After the luck we have had lately, it was about time that something bad happened. Overnight on day two, one of the Read more about Day two and three of the Bunny Diaries – Tragedy strikes![…]
The new bunnies have arrived! I found they were born when I left for work in the morning, yet I waited till I came home to film them. One of them was actually in a very bad position, having fallen through the cage wire when I saw it in the morning. I had to rescue Read more about The birth of the bunnies[…]
Marylin, our blue British Giant Rabbit, is preparing to give birth to her latest batch of bunnies. It is unusual for me to see this, so I thought I would film it to show you how a rabbit prepares. I will follow this video up tomorrow with the results of her labour.
Paul Heiney’s book, Home Farm – How to grow your own food, is a book I very much enjoyed. I bought this book for myself from an old bookshop in Hobart. I used to love browsing the shelves at lunch time and I often tried to purchase all the new books when they arrived. Home Read more about Review on Paul Heiney’s Home Farm[…]
Here is some video footage I put together of the little chick that died on the weekend… which is related to my last post. There are some lessons for those of you starting out with chickens.
It all seems to be happening here at the moment. One of my chickens who had been brooding on a whole collection of eggs has finally come through and seven live chicks have hatched. This, combined with the other seven which I hatched from my incubator (yes, they are still alive, and they are definitely Read more about With every step backwards there are several steps forward.[…]
Last week we had a little emergency that highlighted some issues with our preps. I received a call at work early in the morning from Kitty. Apparently my eldest son had stomach pains and the doctor believed it was my son’s appendix. The doctor recommended that my son attend the hospital immediately. To be honest, Read more about There are still many lessons to learn on being prepared.[…]
I was very excited to try Southern Harvest seeds when I first spotted them for sale. They had a great selection of plants which really had my attention, such as comfrey, Camomile, Artichoke, Cape Gooseberry and I get my Winter Green Manure from them too. These are all plants that I have had a great Read more about Review of Southern Harvest seeds[…]