Two new rabbits: here's how the story goes.
Mom really wants some (or even one) cute rabbit for a pet. Dad says, "No way, too many animals already. Let's not get in over our heads!" In the process of convincing herself that pet rabbits are a good thing, she remembers the permaculture rule that every element of the environment must serve at least three purposes. Hmmmm.
#1 Manure, of course.
#2 Entertainment and companionship.
#3 Umm, cuteness factor? (does that count?)
Yes, that is definitely good enough. Being of the scheming sort, Mom devises a plan. She finds a couple of beautiful American Blue rabbits and decides they would make a wonderful 8th birthday present for their son (who, by the way, is not very interested in adopting bunnies, he really wants a rock polisher, which he later receives). She gets the rabbits, picks up an old hutch from a friend...
|hutch before (thanks M!)|
|First tub of manure I will add to the tomatoes and zucchini.|
Rabbit manure doesn't have to compost before adding it to garden plants making it a great fertilizer.
This being the first time I have used rabbit manure, we shall see how it goes.