Manure MachinesPosted: March 26, 2011 Filed under: 3. Food Security Comments Off on Manure Machines
We added three bunnies into our food production chain this past winter.
No, we’re not eating them, but using them to process our kitchen food waste into manure pellets that can go directly onto our veggie beds and fruit trees. Rabbits are one of the few animals with manure that is not “hot”. Hot manure requires composting for a few months, else it will scorch your plants.
With a salvaged rabbit hutch from a friend, a cheap bale of Timothy hay, and free Craigslist bunnies, it is a low cost way to improve your garden soil. We sexed them to insure we would not walk out one morning to find 3 had turned into 30.
The kids love them, the German Shepherd herds them, and petting them for just a few minutes lowers your stress, too!