Winter storm that was to dump snow on us in GA never materialized. Instead we had sleet and freezing rain. It was very cold afterwards, and unfortunately many of my animals did not make. Making me pretty bummed about it. Move we all must move on. Pick up the pieces. .
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Corn is sprouting, but not as good as I would like. My idea was sprouting corn because I have grown it many times before. Black oil sunflower did much better, and I have grown sunflowers many time before also. Also there is no “GMO” with sunflower.
I’m going to try to sprout corn for feed. I know many would say, “Corn GMO”. It’s an experiment. If it works I can grow corn easily. Also I’m teaching Katie and Becca how to take care of the animals.
Rabbits provide meat, are easy to breed, and demonstrate social capital. I have 5 rabbits now, and have had as many as 15. I have never bought a single rabbit. Even the hutch was gifted to me. One word Social Capital!
I wanted to add nitrogen fixers to each block food forest. I was gearing up to find suppliers. Following the use what you got, I found honey locust tree on my property. I collected and stored seed pods to start seeds in the spring. Also my father in law bush hogged down some black locust that are coming back. Ii plan to transplant them here.
The time has come to process the meat birds. I plan keeping four females and a male. I will be processing nine birds tomorrow. I will be using a homemade killing cone to do the deed. Killing cones can be made out of milk or vinegar jugs. Cut the bottom off, so the chicken can slide in head first. The jug cradles the bird and will not be as stressed. I hope to film a few, after all this is called Freedom Farm TV (slow and steady). What I will need is to set up my stations. One station I have at one of the fence post with a hook on it. Another station with a pot and a camping stove to pluck the birds. Lastly the cleaning station is where the bird will be removed of its organs and cleaned. I have a two Rubbermade bins set up for this. I have cared for these birds since they were days old, and it will hard to see them go but I look forward to tasting a bird raised in a Permaculture manner. These birds were not feed any GMO feed just oats that I either soaked or sprouted and what they could forage in their tractor. Tomorrow will surely be busy.
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