Thursday, March 17, 2011

Random Homesteading Thoughts

  • I received a catalog in the mail yesterday from Cackle Hatchery. Seriously thinking about acquiring some bantams in the near future. Of course hubby needs to build another coop first. We are looking at maybe 3-5 bantams to replaced our beloved Bella that we lost a few weeks ago. Can't put them with the other chickens. Lesson learned. The 5 hens that we have now will start slowing down in egg production in the next couple of years so I know if we want to continue getting farm fresh eggs I will need to continue to add to our flock. So maybe bantams aren't the way to go because their eggs will be small. So many decisions. All of this probably won't come to fruition for another couple of months. Would love to get chicks and let Grace experience it, but all the hatcheries will only ship a min. of 15 chicks, which we do not have the room to accommodate.

  • This weekend will be purchasing strawberries to plant as well as marigolds and zinnias to outline our garden to help with pollination and insects. I also need to get something planted in the back soon for the chickens to eat.

1 comment:

The Zoo Keeper said...

Um, do you want a cat too? My brother has to get rid of his. You could add her to your zoo and she'd make a nice companion in the garden.