Part of our commitment to self-reliance is we look for multiple outputs for each single input on our farm as a rule to decide if an input is worth our time and commitment. Rabbits not only serve us and our community on the dinner table but their dropping serve as incredible cold manure for excellent fertilizer.
We had two rat snakes visit our quail cage, 4' & 5', and one of them ate one adult rooster just days after we caught another 3' rat snake in our garage about to eat some baby quail. Here is a video of us catching the two snakes.
Here is our straw bale garden after only 5 weeks of growth. So far we are very happy with the results and look forward to incorporating this method in all our future gardening.
We had a tornado touch down about 3 miles south west of us then lift up and keep its rotation then touch back down a few miles north east of us. It was scary and hectic. The difficult part was it was difficult to see because there was a LOT of rainfall that prevented it visually. As a result we got over an inch of rain in less than an hour. This video shows a lot of the flooding on our farm that resulted.
We had a couple quail hatch a day early as well as caught a mouse in our mouse bucket trap.
This is what happens when you buy straight run (non-sexed) chickens. You get some cockerels that make great dinner. Looks like we didn't have much luck this go around, thinking 4-5 roosters out of the 7 total. #FailureEqualsFeast #growyourown #backyardchickens