What makes me really happy?
Nope-too seedy, and sloppy.
Nope-too big and expensive.
I mean super balanced, easy to gather, easy to use Rabbit or Goat poop or manure.
A perfect blend of all the nutrients plants need, in a ready to use small pellet.
Since we are not allowed to have goats here (or chickens for that matter) I have rabbits. Rabbits are considered a pet in Texas, and not a farm animal. I might argue that point, BUT since it works for me, and I CAN have them here, I'm not arguing too loud. Rabbits are probably better, because they happily live in a cage, and don't cry like goats.
My plan (experiment) was to have rabbits in cage, cage up high, compost underneath, rabbit urine and manure feeding the compost pile. We have been adding veggie scraps, and grass clippings.
Recently my mom started sending her veggie scraps too. So, because I want to give her straight manure, I put an old dishpan under the rabbits, and the manure just falls into it. Yesterday I was able to send a nice amount home with her. Today I am adding a wider pan, to catch more manure for easy harvest. Rabbit poop makes my mom happy too! (Only she perfurs the term rabbit pellets:)
What is this manure good for? It is a perfect balance of nutrients for your plants. It comes in an easy to use dry pellet form, or in our case, because urine is being gathered too, a dryish mixture. It can be gathered easily by just scooping it up from under the cage. The smell is very mild and only present when there is alot of manure. It can be used for manure tea. It can be used immediately (some manures have to age a bit to lower the nitrogen level). It can be placed at the base of the plant and will feed over time.
No picture of the rabbit manure-Just the rabbits in their new set up.
We purchased the rabbits in August.
Currently the underneath compost pile is about ten inches deep of old veggies, and grass clippings.
I'm hoping to also use this as a worm bed.
When I feed my rabbits, it makes me happy! I'm not trashing compost-able scraps, I'm not spending a fortune on pre-packaged manure. They don't ask for much, and I love them!!!
(I also have a bottom-less cage I plan on putting them in later and letting them 'mow' the tall grass under the cage, moving it around as they go:)
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