Rabbits on the Homestead: The Cutest Poopers Around!

We have added some rabbits to our homestead.  Rabbit poop is the only manure you can safely use straight on your garden without having to age or compost it. Rabbits are very tidy creatures and will choose a preferred corner to use as their bathroom. As long as you clean this area out regularly, they will keep coming back to use the same corner. I have placed litter boxes with some straw in it where they like to poop.    …

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Happy Ducks on the Homestead

Let me introduce you to my new ducks: Abigail, Jasmine and Jemima Apart from being undeniably gorgeous, ducks are a great addition to the homestead garden for a number of reasons, apart from their yummy eggs! Ducks are great for pest control – they eat all manner of bugs and love snails! Bonus! Especially since I have been looking for effective and safe ways to reduce my overwhelming snail population in my veggie garden. My runner ducks, Jasmine and Jemima, have…

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