On a small farm, feeding myself off the land and trying to do what I can the old fashioned way with a modern twist.
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Friday, February 8, 2013
This was my project for today. Thank you to Richard who has helped me get the supplies I needed to get the rabbits out of those smashed cages and into new digs. These are 24"x36" momma rabbit holes. I think I will add a center strip on the bottom for extra support since the hardware cloth isn't as sturdy as the 1" square wire is. This double hutch will slide into a rack where I will be able to have 2 sets of hutches stacked with a manure catch/slide in between the sets. I will use the feeders I've got and the water bottles will transfer over when I move the rabbits into their new homes. I will be making new kindle boxes with some scrap I have laying around left over from a can rotation box I was consigned to build. The metal kindle boxes are rusted/rotting so new ones are in order for this years babies. No sense in paying $30 a box when I can build them myself for so much less. Pepper cat likes the old box and Charcoal would like her to get out so she can lay in it! Goofy cats.
On to whine about all the little sliver cuts and puncture wounds from that dang wire that wouldn't stay unrolled when the soap hits them in the shower!
I grew up just outside of Chicago. I took off for someplace south and landed in southern Illinois in late '94. I've been growing what I feed my family since '95, even coffee and tobacco. I hunt and butcher for myself. I love living a rural self sustained lifestyle.
1- got most of the debris and downed tress cleaned up from the house and barn area.
2- extended the side fence 160'.
3- have half the pieces I need for the chicken coop
4- have dead tree cleared out from behind old barn and 2 of the 5 timbers needed to repair it
I'm still around $3,500 short for replacing the trees and more repairs. If you'd like to help out, you can use the paypal button or mail me direct, kat murphy 17730 state route 34N, Thompsonville, Illinois 62890
special thanks to Deb and Joe and 2 others who wish to remain anonymous, one of which is a great supporter.......
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