Another laps in posting! Apologies. We have been moving from the wordpress.com blog area to being on a hosted site and more features. It took a while to migrate from the old site to the new. I didn’t want to have any additional issues while transferring. Lots have been going on, and I wanted to give a quick update, and teasers for future posts.
Our new logo is in and thanks to TKO Graphics for designing it for us. We really like it.
As I have a tendency to do, I got a wild whim, and build a 35 foot flowing creek along one of the aquaponics ponds. The creek has two mini ponds, or sediment collection areas, something I learned in earthworks course with Geoff Lawton. Completely scrapped all the outside of the greenhouse (new plan this year) and connected the 4500 gal pond to the 3000 gal on in the greenhouse. This will be a whole post later.
Speaking of Geoff he has launched his 2nd online PDC class. Link I get the opportunity to come back and assist with future students as a veteran from prior class. This was an exceptional add Geoff did. Time is limited if you want to sign up. Just under $1,000 for the class.
We now have 5 foot high fencing and 3 rotational areas for goats or rotational grazing with the chickens and now rabbits. pictures and post on that will be in the future.
Recently we went to a small animal auction in another county. I really like auctions to start with, and we were mainly just going to check it out. See what it is like as neither of us has ever been. I love auctions to start with and going to the auction for livestock, well, I am hooked. I will write a whole post on it, the good, the bad, and the ugly. The 3 YO went with us, she is hooked too. From 5pm to 1am she tried her hardest to hang in there.
While at the auction we picked up 4 rabbits. 3 does and a buck to start our breeding group. Rabbits were not on the list to get while at the auction but, good deal, and now I am making rabbit hutches and rabbit tractors. And that will be a separate post on its own.
Since we got rabbits and were not prepared, we took a trip to my favorite store, Rural King, in Columbus. We went in to get wire mesh, and rabbit supplies. We had only intended to ask the livestock people about ordering Kaki Cambels as that is the type of ducks we were looking for and didn’t see any at the auction. They had them in stock. Bonus, another customer was there buying ducks and told us how to sex them. Another bonus! Then when we were picking out the ducks, there were exactly the number of males and females we were looking for. It was a win all the way around. So now I am also building duck houses. Again another post just on that.
Just a short update. More to come.