Tag Archives: rabbits

Protecting My Trees While Others Go Down

As I write, the storm that was in the forecast is sleeting, raining, and icing outside my window.  This morning, before the storm blew in, I wanted to check off another task from my ever growing to-do list. Before that … Continue reading

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Rabbit Shade

This was my quick fix for providing shade for the rabbits. Vinyl placemats from Dollar Tree. The rooster fits the theme of the Homestead I think. I used zip ties to attach them. They will provide shade for the rabbits … Continue reading

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Catching Up On a Lot of Things

There have been a lot of little things that I have been getting done as time allows. I made three new PVC feeders for the new rabbit cages.  They are essentially the same as those for the chickens in the … Continue reading

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Chicken Butchering, Cage Finishing, and Lawn Mowing

This past weekend was a great mix of fun and work.  Saturday morning found the family cheering on Homestead Boy #1 at his swim meet.  He loves swimming, we can hardly keep him from practice, and he has become quite … Continue reading

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Beginning of a Bunny Cage

Towards the top of my to-do list for several weeks now has been to construct a wire rabbit cage, cages in the plural rather. The new rabbits we got need more space. I have never built a rabbit cage, but … Continue reading

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Howling Outside My Door

All afternoon and evening there has been this ominous, eerie, and persistent howling coming from outside. I haven’t heard the coyotes for quite some time, and that isn’t the type of howling about which I’m talking. A weather front passed … Continue reading

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Free?

I have been finding that when you are open to it, free things have a way of finding you.  A friend of mine had some trees cut down last year, and the wood stacked under his deck.  He asked if … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Protection, Michigan Right to Farm Act

There are proposed changes to the Michigan Right to Farm Act that could seriously jeopardize anyone who wants to have even a few hens to produce their own eggs. Call the Michigan Agriculture Commission at 517-284-5718 and tell them that … Continue reading

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Raising Rabbits – Bob Bennett

This is from Storey Publishing’s line of raising animals, and like others I have read this doesn’t disappoint.  The book is written by Bob Bennet, and is in at least it’s second edition. I really enjoyed Storey’s Guide to Raising … Continue reading

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Rabbit Housing – Book Review

I have been convinced for awhile that having rabbits is a good idea.  I just need a little more space before I start with them.  Towards that goal I have been reading as much as I can about them, this … Continue reading

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