This year, I just got a green house. I am planning on trying out Aquaponics, Hydroponics, and enhanced soil. Brandon and I will try to see which actually grows the best food. Not just quantity but quality. Which taste the best.
The biggest change is that Steve and I are in the process of Divorce. It makes me sad, but that's just the way it is. With the divorce, we are packing up our Urban farm and moving to the suburbs.
I guess the name of my farm is going to change too. The kids and I decided to call our farm, "Three C's Feather and Furry Friends Farm". We will have our rabbitry where we raise the Chocolate Mini Rex, and the American Chinchilla rabbits, and possibly the Standard Rex Rabbit. We will raise them for show where we will strive to breed them as close to the SOP as possible.
We will also be raising our feathered friends. Katrina is raising the Serama, the smallest chicken in the world. Brandon is continuing to raise the Bantam Modern Game Birds, and I'm trying to get him to raise a small flock of the standard Modern Game Birds. I am raising the Blue Andalusian for show and for their eggs. I also have the Dark Cornish, that I'm raising for show and for food. We also are raising the Tufted American Buff Goose, and hope to get two more pairs of breeding goslings in April to bring diversity into my flock. I have currently found two other people who are raising, breeding and willing to show the Tufted American Buff Goose. We just need at least two more breeders to breed, raise, and show this breed. Then we can apply to get them into the Standard of Perfection Book.
I currently have four Delaware Pullets, but I will be selling them off to make room for a few ducks. I was thinking of the Welsh Harlequin ducks, but might be willing to try other breeds of ducks. My son, and his dad are both allergic to chicken eggs, but seem to be able to tolerate goose and duck eggs.
So, we are currently trying to finish all the little projects in and around our urban home so we can put it up for sale.
Stay tuned on our weekly progress...