Thursday, February 3, 2011

Backyard Livestock Links

The Perennial Plate Episode 44: Bunnies - Part one: The Farm from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.


Well, my original intention today was to post a sketch of the plans Chicken-Man helped me draw up for a large fence around this year's garden.

But during the course of today, I received a few good links about backyard livestock and thought I would share them with you lovely BaltimoreDIY readers.

I found the video above after a Baltimore Foodmaker sent out a link to the site The Perennial Plate, which "is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating."

I immediately clicked on the link about rabbit farming, since Chicken-Man and I have been trying to breed Frank and Ethel for a little while now and I have still been having some difficulty with the idea. Which I know is hypocritical since I was fine with the demise of our roosters and made great stock with them. But still.

By the way, for a picture of our bunnies, scroll down on this post.

Another reader sent me a link to a New York Times article about urban chickens that delighted a neighborhood. When one of the chickens goes missing, people send out a great show of support, and the chicken is eventually found!

It put a smile on my face, so I hope it puts one on yours. Here is the link.

After being stopped by various people around Remington who tell me how much they like the garden and want to reminisce about their parents' or grandparents' garden, or talk about the weather or recipes, I've really come to love how much people appreciate seeing a little bit of nature in the unexpected city environment and how much it brings them together and gives people something fun to talk about.

Next step, fish?!

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