Homemade 220 gallon rain barrel system for under $150. Uses 1 water inlet and uses water from all barrels with 1 hose connection. This system is also easily expandable. Inspired by MNT Rainwater collection with manifold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdqznxPT_cY
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I built some trellis' to try vertical gardening. garden, homestead, suburban homestead, suburban homesteading, urban homestead, urban homesteading, victory garden, freedom garden, trellis, vertical garden, melon trellis, growing up, SHTF, WROL, economic collapse, inflation, hyper inflation, permaculture, sustainable living, watermelon trellis, watermelon, cucumber trellis, cucumber, cantaloupe trellis, cantaloupe, pole bean, green bean, green beans, sunflowers
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My backyard homestead. Many reasons to grow your own food. Maybe you are worried about food shortages due to economic collapse or just want to know where your food comes from for health reasons. Whatever the reason you should be growing some food.
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Prepping the garden. Rototiller crapped out and decided to try turning the soil by hand. Wife, kids and chickens all chipped in.
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First bunnies of the year and some nice sunny weather...FINALLY.
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https://www.facebook.com/KainanrasSuburbanHomestead Introducing chicks to broody hen. Had a hen that had been broody for about a week. Feed store had some day old chicks so I decided to try introducing chicks to the hen to see if she would adopt them. Seems to be a success. Im sure I will get a lot of comments on all the things I did wrong or could have done better and that is fine. Just happy it worked.
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I let my buck, "Big Gus" out into the yard to save on feed costs. He will now be a free range rabbit. The garden was all done for the year so I decided he could go to town in there. He has been out for a week and is having a blast.
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This is an update on my rabbitry. The New Zealand doe is ready to pop and is busy building a nest. Our Californian doe lost her litter after she destroyed her nest and left them to die. No idea why she did this. We never touched the kits so we know that wasnt the problem. This was her first litter so maybe it was just inexperience. The only thing the I can think is she did not feel they were secure and had planned to move them. I will build her a new nest box that has a cover or something, hopefully thats works.
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https://www.facebook.com/KainanrasSuburbanHomestead I have been targeting the sparrows in my yard for the last couple years now in an effort to procted native birds species from this invasive species. I am still seeing plenty of house sparrows but I have also seen an increase in House finches and other birds I would rarely see before.
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My process for butchering rabbits. This video shows how I dispatch and clean rabbits for the dinner table. http://youtu.be/dBYv3I9cCgo
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Update on my meat rabbits. Rubi had her first litter with 7 bunnies. They all seem to be doing fine. Tried breeding Jalapeño with Gus but she was not interested in him so I bred her with Elvis instead. Gus is doing great as a free range rabbit and that is saving us money by not having to feed him. Butchered 5 rabbits and move the next batch into their own cages.
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SW Washington Suburban Homestead. Meat rabbit update for Sept 26 2010. Fern is killing and eating her bunnies so she will be retired to the soup pot after her current litter is weened. 6 rabbits ready for butchering and 5 ready to be moved out from mom.
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Just about done with my my hutch. Top cages are 30x36 lower cages are 24x30. This is a project I started for my daughter and me. We will be breeding three does when the youngest is old enough but for now we will have the Californian having litters in about two weeks and the New Zealand in a month.
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Was walking down an over grown road when I came across this little buck. I am standing right in the road wearing my safety orange and he started walking right towards me with his head down. He finally veered off and beat the snot out of a little tree. Guess he had something to prove. Gotta love the rut.
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