The poultry also has to be sorted out, young pullets from last years hatch have to be moved to their appropriate cocks. Many people have started hatching already, we will wait for warmer weather, we don't like to keep chicks inside for too long, I can see no point in having birds hatching this early.
We do however have kittens from one of the rabbits. We had bought rabbits from a friend a few weeks ago, plus cages and runs. Unfortunately the runs were not mink proof and we lost a doe and two kittens to this horrible predator, it had however been unable to get the two 'bucks' which were in another run. We had a slight doubt as to whether these two rabbits were in fact bucks, their behaviour just seemed off. But we checked with our friends and were assured that yes, they definitely were. Well we were right, the white one is a doe and has today produced kittens to prove it, the buck was hastily removed into separate quarters. So all's well, we now have two does, unrelated to our New Zealand white buck.
|Cider cured ham, yum! Can't wait to try it.|
|An excellent book.|
A new chest freezer has been ordered and will be here next Tuesday, so we will be ready for the half pig when it arrives.
With the kitchen still an on-going project not much baking is being done, bread has to be made three times weekly, but cakes are a bit thin on the ground.
|Glad we don't count calories!|