Because you know it’s all about that HAY ’bout the hay… 🎶 (and friends along the way).
When you have a house full of rabbits, you must have enough hay to last. While we feed the rabbits pellet food and veggies, 90% of their diet is hay and fresh cut grass from the yard.
It pays to have a friend that has lots of veggie scraps. These rabbits reap the benefits. It also pays to have a friend who needed to lessen the load of square bales of hay from their farm. The small town commeradery is what keeps me smiling. It is all about taking care of each other.
Once we picked up the two truck loads of hay we needed a place to store it from the rain. Nothing like doing things backwards. Most people have a location and then get the hay… that’s just not the Overman way.
We did have a plan of action… but it was a creation as we went along. I had thoughts in my head and Batman had his own thoughts… most of the time he came around to my way of thinking. 😉 We pulled through and was able to get the project completed in just one weekend. Friends of ours popped over with some grub for the pigs and pitched in to help with the siding. The metal was another donation to the farm from a farmer friend that tore down his shed. 💗
While the door to the loose hay is not quite perfect, it matches the farm amazingly.
Another gift to us was a square fence that a friend used for his beagles. He made his wife happy getting it out of the yard as it sat empty and our rabbits are ever so happy to have a yard to play in. Now they can play outside and have the house to get out of the rain.
The chickens seem to like the hay too… Easter eggers found a perfect spot to lay eggs. Gotta use the tip toes to reach…
The farm is beautifully not perfect and I wouldn’t want it any other way. This farm is a reflection of us… it is perfect and beautiful and awesome. The farm is our little slice heaven .