I Did Gardening!
September 25, 2008 § 9 Comments
Well, for a little while. Until the wind picked up and it started to thunder. Then I went inside.
Wimp. I know. It actually still looks pretty sunny out, but in that not-quite-natural-and-somewhat-ominous kind of way. Like the air looks greenish. I hope we get a good soaker, it will make it easier to finish pulling up all the weeds and clumps of grass (we do not have a nice rolling lawn– we have dirt and clumps of grass. yrch.) Then I will put in the lovely azalea that is currently sitting in its pot out there, and also gather the hydrangeas my mother has for me.
I have A Plan.
Also, we intend to get rabbits, so I need to set up the hutch area. Lovely American Blues that we plan to go down to Virginia to pick up this weekend. It’s my birthday present!! Squee! Cute fluffy goodness, and when they have babies, we’re gonna eat ’em!
Horrified yet? OK, so the intention is to gradually ease our way into homesteading. Since we live in town, going out and buying that cow just isn’t feasible. And chickens are noisy to the neighbors. So rabbits seem to be a good place to start. One day, when we have our farm, we want to preserve heritage breeds and get tiny little Dexter cows (hardly bigger than my dog), some heritage turkeys and maybe a sheep or two.
It’s gonna be a while before we get there though. So we are starting small with a couple of rabbits and learning how to raise and care for them, while promoting rare breeds. The American Blues are meat and fur rabbits, which means they are good for eatin’ and making hats. While it may be a while before I start processing my own bunnies, for now, I want to focus on just learning how to breed them effectively and sell the bunnies for pets and shows. Too bad I’m too old for 4H.
Pioneering in Pottstown!