Spring… Spring… a Wondrous Thing

April 22, 2011|10:50 pm

The highs today were only in the 40’s. The sun was hidden by dark gray clouds laden with rain that fell off and on all day. But here on the Hiniker farm it felt like spring. Pat’s goal for the weekend is to make our chickens another condominium. So off to Menards we went with a stop planned for TSC to check out the cost of supplies for feeding a couple of jersey calves if we got them to raise for beef.

Well we didn’t make it very far as there were adorable little bunnies at TSC.. and they just happened to be Satins.. at that just happens to be a kind of rabbit that Bethany is interested in raising,, and they just happened to be within the range of the money planned for her birthday present.

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Their names are Black prince and Princess Snow.. can you guess which one is which?

Well of course, we had to bring them home and then headed back to town after lunch. This time we made it to Menards for our supplies. Hmm not having any supplies left at home is going to make this chicken tractor a bit more expensive than the others. Pat never did get a chance to work on it though as we had to go borrow a live stock trailer and pick up Lunch and Dinner.

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Aren’t they adorable?

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They will need to be bottle fed for awhile and we will introduce them to solid food later as they are only three days old. We do intend to eventually eat them as grass fed beef in our freezer is a luxury we will enjoy. In the mean time Lunch and Dinner will be living a luxurious life here at the farm with much attention from our children and grandchildren.. oh and the horses!

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