“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

We had a bit of a quiet one this weekend.  Some family friends were visiting us from the mainland so I was able to show them the work I had completed on the property as well as discuss our plans for the future.  I spent some of my time installing additional lengths of wore for the dog fence and tending to the animals.  While feeding the rabbits I came across another impressive batch of fodder which I had grown, this time I took a photo to show how it looked.  It is around 15 days old so I am pretty surprised with the growth.

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Ipod next to the fodder for comparison.

 

While feeding the rabbits, apart from receiving a nasty bite off my male rabbit, I noticed that the straw I was giving my rabbits was being wasted.  Normally I place some straw on the floor of their hutch and they can do what they want with it.  I realised that a large part of the straw was being thrown out of the rabbit cages onto the ground by the rabbits.  I checked a couple of my rabbit books and it recommends against putting straw on the ground, as it can be wasted when rabbits pee on it.  I decided that I would try something I read about in Storey’s Rabbit guide… a Hay Manger.  I created this very simply, by using some left over wire from when I created the hutches.  A few snips with some wire cutters, and a couple of bends, and I made a functional Hay Manger.

 

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