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Old 03-31-2020, 03:27   #21
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30+ beets sprouted yesterday and today, should get a few more. I think there wont be any more new radishes, so 70-75 plants. I should get the last few things I need for the garden tomorrow, and have the radishes and beets transplanted, and lettuces, spinach and carrots direct planted by the weekend.

I'm growing the root veggies primarily for the greens, since they tend to be higher in carbs. I'm sure when they are done producing edible greens I can find someone who wants the roots.

I spent most of the day today building a rabbit hutch. We raised meat rabbits when I was a kid. One buck and two does of the high production meat breeds can produce close to 200lbs of meat per year for 3 years before they need to be replaced.

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It's great you are able to garden. It's very satisfying to grow food.

Radishes (the root part) are fairly low in carbs. You could eat them - maybe slice one or two on a salad.

I watch U-tube homestead channels. One I watch is raising meat rabbits. It's fun to watch those rabbits and bunnies running around - they use the colony method rather than cages.

All of the homestead channels are gearing up with planting gardens. Some are still harvesting greens from beds that have been covered throughout the winter. Of course, there's more early harvesting for those who live more southerly. Those in the north part of the country are just beginning to plant indoors under grow lights.

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I l live the life of a farmer vicariously!

Love to watch chickens and goats - especially right now when there are newly born kids jumping around.

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I'm in a small city, we are allowed 6 combined rabbits or chickens. The person from the city I talked to yesterday said they wouldn't be around to check unless someone complained. Then I would have a month to remove excess animals. The rabbit breed I am looking at average 8-10 kits per litter. So I am going to have be in stealth mode from weaning to harvest age so they dont make me get rid of the excess before they are ready. I thought about chickens, but there really is no such thing as a stealthy chicken.

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I thought about chickens, but there really is no such thing as a stealthy chicken.
I suppose so. They are always clucking and when a hen lays an egg she likes to announce it to the world!

A couple years or more ago someone in a residential area kept a rooster! A couple blocks away - could hear it but not too loud from our place. I kept waiting for it to go away after someone complained. It lasted a good six months. .... then there were the ducks! Probably noisier than chickens.

I actually enjoyed hearing the rooster and the ducks. I'm a city girl, but part of me would rather be in the country.

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I'm in a small city, we are allowed 6 combined rabbits or chickens. The person from the city I talked to yesterday said they wouldn't be around to check unless someone complained. Then I would have a month to remove excess animals.
A friend of mine bought a hou$e in a really upscale community. Million$ expen$ive. They had in the association rules no farm animals and a limitation on number of household pets. Well, she had a beloved potbelly pig named Porke (accent on the e, pronounced like a long a). She refused to get rid of Porke and also refused to listen that perhaps it wasn't the property to buy then.

She snuck Porke in when she moved and it was years of hiding her. She managed to pull it off with only those she became close friends with there who knew, and they didn't tell. Hated to think what would happen had she had a falling out with one of them!

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I spent 4 hours today assembling my garden. I bought a small electric rototiller, I put it together and tilled the area I am putting my raised bed at. Then I used an edging tool to cut the shape of the bed in and bordered it with the concrete pavers. I added fertilizer and various amendments to the soil, then topped it off with the bagged soil I purchased. I would like to get another 20 bags of potting soil to add to bed to get it full before I start transplanting my veggie starts.

I got my rabbits yesterday. One doe and one buck. I had waffled back and forth on one or two does, the decision was made for me when the farm store only had one doe when I went to pick them up.

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Apercula - I envy your lifestyle. Today I'm planting pansies into a large pot on the back patio. (Wish it were a full garden, but those days are far behind me.)

I found out that the garden center at Lowe's is open from the parking lot and one doesn't have to go through the store to make a purchase. I'll be heading there again soon for more flowers and mulch.

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