Tuesday, February 17, 2009

If You Can't Move to the Farm....

Then just bring the farm to you! We spent this past weekend moving 8 rabbits and 7 chickens to our property. I'm excited to have our new family members, but I'm not real happy about the way it happened. Our dear friends, the Herrings, are having to move to Mississippi because of a job transfer. Because they weren't sure how the chickens and rabbits would do with the move, they offered us the opportunity to take over their animals. After giving it some thought, we realized it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. We're very grateful they thought of us when finding a new home for their rabbits and chickens, but WE ARE SO SAD that they are leaving and are going to miss them TERRIBLY!!!

Four of the female rabbits are due to have baby bunnies any day now, and the chickens have already given us two eggs. They were laying five to seven eggs a day, but with the move it may take a few days before that starts happening again.

I had prayed at the beginning of the year that God would give our family (particularly me and the girls) a way to be entrepreneurial - something we could all do together. It was answered in a way we didn't expect or, in all honesty, would have preferred, but nonetheless, it was certainly answered, and for that I'm very thankful.


Our First Egg





6 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Oh wow, I can't wait to come visit the farm this weekend!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for ya'll! We have 7 hens and we LOVE it!!! Congratulations!!! tammyp

Rhonda said...

Thanks! It really is a lot of fun - sort of like a daily Easter egg hunt.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rhonda,
I wanted to let you know there is a BIG poultry show in Newnan. It is sat. and starts at 8am at the Coweta Fairgrounds. I think it is free!!!!!! tammyp

Rhonda said...

Thanks for the info, Tammy. I bet it was interesting! We were in Blue Ridge for a basketball tournament all weekend.

Anonymous said...

Yes it was interesting, but i did not *get* that it was going to be mostly show birds. I was thinkin i would see breeds that are productive, and some were, most were just real *show*quality birds. If all that makes sense :) !tammyp