Tomorrow is the first day of the Fall semestre, and I’m both excited and wary. It’s going to be different having to take care of my herd and flock before and after class and work. I’m taking nineteen credits this semestre, and the majority of them are upper level engineering courses. I finished building two more cages today, and put my princess, Svetlana, in her own cage, and moved the young bucks over near her and then put one of the large bucks, Rasputin, that bastard, in their old one. Phew. That leaves just three more cages to build, one more 30″x30″ and two 36″x30″.
We’re looking at buying two more hens for the flock, most probably Australorps. The other two breeds on our list are Americaunas and Orpingtons. We really need them to be quiet, though. We think that Clever Girl may be a silent rooster. She hasn’t laid an egg since we got her, but if she is a rooster, as long as she doesn’t crow we’ll keep her. Also, we planted the fall garden yesterday. My lower back still is sore from all the hoeing we did. So far we have beets, turnips, radishes, carrots, onions, scallions, spinach, lettuce, kale, broccoli, and celery seeds planted. We still need to plant some more broccoli, the cauliflower, the cabbages, and when we obtain the seeds for oats and barley (and the starters for garlic) we’ll plant those.
Well, I am officially done with school for the summer. My calculus-based statistics class has been completed, and I have finished everything I needed to do at work. Hopefully, I will get another A for this math class.
This weekend is going to to purely “me-time”. I truly need to relax, de-stress, and work on my to do list.
The Rabbit Industry Council is reaching out to new members in hope of preventing misunderstandings between the animal control officers and rabbit keepers. It’s very good to keep up to date on these issues.
This is a newly started blog by a young woman with very little experience in the agricultural community. I am currently located in Southwest, but have moved frequently throughout my life. I’ve had all sorts of “normal” pets in my life, and am learning about livestock now in my spare time. Unfortunately, this spare time is quite small, as I am a research technician at a local university and am pursuing a BS in Engineering.
I have two dogs, who are rather bizarre, much like myself and a rescued angora rabbit named Dimitri Mendeleev. I believe is may be a satin angora, but I’ll never be certain. I have two more years of studying before I graduate, and am located in a small city. I live with my (somewhat) large family and we’re a rowdy bunch. I’m trilingual, and I love learning anything and everything. In the next few weeks, I’ll give you a glimpse of my life and projects I’m working on at present.