Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bunnies in the Chicken Coop

I really should name these poor bunnies. Don't know why I haven't except our life keeps being turned up side down. A new and not good twist happened this past week but a wonderful thing happened also. You know the scriptures do promise us opposition in all things. We got good news from our financial advisor. We figured out how we could pay for this house more quickly and he was all for it though it meant not investing the money in the stock market.  The truth is he fell in LOVE with our place when he came to visit. He can't wait until we have a bit more decorating done and then he wants to bring his wife.
But back to bunnies, name suggestions would be appreciated as my mind is clouded and weighed down. There are two brown does that are called what ever endearment pops into my head as I pet them and feed them. They deserve better.
This doe is eating wheat sprouts. The bunnies smell them when I enter the coop and go wild. I had some spaghetti squash and I fed them that last week. They liked it. I don't. The chickens liked it too.
Livestock can be rather handy that way. The rabbits had cauliflower too and I don't like that either.  Wheat grass needless to say was a hit also. I raised a couple batches but have not gotten any more going. Last week my wheat sprout project came to a halt too.  Kirk and I thought life was going to slow down a little. Ha! Ha!
Hopefully our family will give us a little break and next week we can get our feet under us once more but until them I have Valentine's Day presents to wrap and deliver. I am not into Valentine's Day. But others in the family kind of like the thing and there is the school party where I need to make home-made graham crackers for. They said healthy snack and I always make graham crackers at Valentines time. Funny but it is the only time of year I make them -- strange.
My mind just won't stay put. We call it SQUIRREL, when it does that in a conversation. We burst out I the middle of one topic of conversation and say squirrel change the subject then flip back to the original. It is an ADD thing in the family which throws other for a loop but somehow we keep pace with several subjects at a time.
So squirrel, I think I will breed the two young does in March for early April babies. The weather has been incredibly warm, fifties as highs all week. Wonder if it will stay? Since we don't have snow pack in the mountains it could be a devastating summer. Our area relies on irrigation for crops in the summer.

Off topic again but I do want to say how much I love having the bunnies in the chicken coop. With the hens roosting at night and the bunnies snuggled up in their cages, the insulated coop never freezes. What a joy that is as the water never freezes either. That saves me greatly on work and broken waterers. Even when the temperatures were dipping into the single digits Fahrenheit at night, all we had was a few ice crystals in the water.   
I'm rounding up an old wood screen door to rework to fit the doorway to the coop. Went to check on one hanging on an old house and may have found another one. I will chicken wire it and put a flap on the bottom as the chicken coop door is also the chickens in and out door. The main wood door has a flap. There are just so.... many projects needing done on this place to rework it into a self-sufficient set up. 

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