OMG it took me like an hour to catch up on everything!! Hope I got all the stuff I wanted to respond to here...lol
I'd love to raise them for food too as my source of meat, but am also allergic. I have never eaten one though, how do they taste? Ive always wanted to try. Can you just catch bunnies from your yard and eat them, the wild ones? Is this ok to do?
My garden area is pretty small too, Im just not good enough (yet) at this efficient gardening thing to grow enough food to be useful for long...it sucks. I tweak my gardening blueprint every season, lol.
I agree that its great that people are doing it, and I also think it's really dumb that people are getting in trouble for it. Who the hell cares? Let people use the land for SOMEthing if it's otherwise gonna sit there unused.
We grew corn for the first time last year, it was soooooo good. If you do plant some, we had a great experience trying out the "Three Sisters" garden. You plant your corn with crawling squashes in between, and a little later, (I think 2 weeks or so? I would have to check to be sure...) you plant climbing beans around your corn. The beans fix nitrogen in their roots for next years nitrogen hungry corn, and the vines also help to support the corn stalks. The squash help shade the roots, hold moisture in, and block weeds.
If it doesn't end up being too much, I am also very interested in canning. If you all end up with too many people, I am fine stepping out, though.
I love this idea!! I planted corn last year too, didn't get TOO much but it was still fun. I like the idea of using up more of the space efficiently too. And I would also love to learn how to can, just gotta find the time!
You crack me up!
Your excitement is making me laugh!! So cute.
After a damp start to the day it actually was pretty decent to be outside today. I got a few more spring chores done and learned a couple of things:
1) Mallard ducklings like cantaloupe.
2) When ducklings eat cantaloupe, they make that motorboat sound.
3) Ducklings and chickies who ignore each other during the day will bed down together when the sun starts to set.
I planted a white pine today...did I already tell you this?
Its only hip high so I probably wont live long enough to see it be a big pine.
I am getting a Japanese maple, as well...cute little feathery decorative tree..
If I cant have grass, I shall have a forest.
Goes with my Jurassic park chickens.