Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Remodeling the Rabbit House

The Rabbit House has been a thorn in my eyeball since I first split the chicken coop in half and declared the right side to be the rabbit side. As with all projects around here, it has been nickle and dimed for the better part of three years and still is not completed. Had I been a wiser person I would have put the horse before the cart and held off getting back into rabbits until I could get the room finished, but that's just not how I roll. However the numerous workarounds and emergency alternatives were no longer working around and it was time to quit jerry rigging dog kennels and PVC rafters and cheap tarps and finally get the room set up.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pallet Projects: Hay Shed

The last thing I want to do in the dead of winter is make a feed store run. The trip itself isn't the issue, it's having to unload multiple bales and bags when there's snow on the uneven ground and ice beneath the snow that gives me issues. To avoid this annoyance, every fall I pick up enough hay, straw, shavings, etc, to get the rabbits and chickens through an entire year.  In the past I just set it on pallets and tarped it, but the tarps always tear and leak and the bottom bales always seem to be trashed. This year I decided to build a hay shed on top of our storm cellar, which puts it within 3 steps of the rabbit house door and right next to where the truck backs up.