In December/January, Bunny and Sophia gave us seven and eight kits respectively. I sold a few and kept one, but the rest are gracing our table.
I fell in love with Mimi and decided to keep her. She's only five months old, but isn't she a big girl already!
Belinda's litter consisted of a buck and a doe. I sold the buck and traded the doe for this cutie patootie. She is part Silver Fox, New Zealand, and Californian, so she should be a big girl as well. I've only had her a few days, so I haven't chosen a name yet. I have some good options rolling around in my head though.
A few weeks ago, Vanilli, our super mama hen, hatched out ten chicks. This is her third year hatching eggs, and she is the best! And, I have two more broody hens sitting on six eggs each. This year should be my best one yet for putting chicken in the freezer.
Between rabbits, chickens and ducklings, my freezer should be overflowing. I couldn't be more proud! We don't eat meat everyday, but when we do, it's with reverence, gratitude and appreciation.
As a side note, I invite you to like Bottle Tree Farm on Facebook to witness the day-to-day activities on the farm.