Ah, I think we are pretty well settled in. Nothing says so more than a trip around the yard on a little pink Vespa. Maybe not to us, but that is the definition of “officially moved in” to a four year old.
The chickens are also happy to be out and about in the sunshine. I haven’t fed them a single crumble, pellet, or fodder sprout since we moved in. Plump hen legs waddle around the yard, scratching and pecking, finding seeds and bugs and fresh grass to snack on. It’s like an all day buffet out there! I don’t think I will have to start growing fodder for them until either summer heat kills all the fresh grass or when autumn growth comes to an end.
My trusty PVC rabbit cage racks made it through the move and have been set up. All the rabbits are living comfortably in the garage now– quite the lush life compared to the outdoor shed most of them grew up in. We used some wire to tie the tops of the PVC racks to the rafters in the garage keeping the racks better stabilized. Even a freight train couldn’t knock those suckers down now.
I have finally started my sprouted barley fodder system back up. The fodder rack looks so small housed in a big two-car garage; almost out of place. It is so nice to reintegrate the routine of growing fodder (and saving money) into my daily chores. I may need to buy some sort of heater plugged into thermometer that can automatically turn on and off when the temperature in the garage dips below the ideal 63*F. It is still freezing here nightly and I don’t want my fodder growth to be held back by temperatures too cool for its liking.
We are getting fancy up in here!