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.
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.