It was another busy weekend. Had to make a run into town with my father-in-law to pick up a few things. Max and I worked out in the yard most of the afternoon. I had to try out the new gas powered weed-eater that my husband bought. Got a lot of the weeds cut down but you can't really tell as I was having to chase Max around the property. So I got a little cut here, and a little cut there. LOL.
The bad news was, that I lost the last turkey chick out of the five I bought in May. I am not sure why they all died. However, I am trying to look on it as a good thing since I have been laid off and turkeys take a lot of feed to get to market weight.
Speaking of a lot of feed, my rabbits are going through feed like crazy. I didn't realize until the other night that I was feeding 30 of them right now!! WOW! 9 of them will be getting butchered soon so that will help. And another 14-16 will get butchered in August. Then we will be out of baby bunnies until fall.
I am going to do some experimenting with rabbit meat this time. Normally, I just leave them whole and roast or fry them up. Occasionally I will boil one, chop up the meat and keep it in the freezer for quick fix tacos, enchiladas or soup. This time, I am going to grind up most of the meat and make some meatballs, sausage and also try mixing some with beef hamburger. I usually mix our hamburger 50/50 with ground turkey to save money but ground turkey is just about the same price as hamburger now days. I will keep you updated on how it comes out.
The goats are doing good and I have integrated the two new ones in with the rest of the herd so that makes it a little easier on me. I really should keep the females separate at feeding time but I am going to keep them together for the time being.
The chickens are still laying great. I am getting at least 2 dozen eggs a day. I think I have around 15 dozen to turn in today. I hope they keep it up because they are the only things really paying for themselves at the moment. I just have to figure out how to get the rest of them to work for their feed! Maybe I should start a petting zoo...