Oh, yet another animal to incorporate into our self-sufficient ranch someday! Check out the info below the pic! Thanks to How to Raise Quail for the statistics.
Incubation period: 18 days Humidity for incubator: 50 - 60% Move to hatcher/stop turning: 14 days Matures at: 8 weeks Benefits of raising: Fast-growing, easy to raise and the largest of the Coturnix varieties. These birds make great meat production birds or egg-layers. The eggs are more round in shape and can be hard to fit into quail egg trays, however. Size/Weight: 14+ ounces Breeding Ratio: 20 females to 5 males in one pen seems to be a great ratio. Special Needs: Very few, these are fairly easy, laid-back to birds to raise who are hardy and seem to have very little problems.
It's that wonderful time of year when gardens start producing their bountiful harvest. But suddenly there are many zucchinis! What to do with a pile like this?
When I have extra produce available to me, I usually go looking for either a salsa recipe or a jam recipe. I have been known to make red tomato salsa, green tomato salsa, blueberry salsa and even banana salsa! It would only seem fitting to have a zucchini salsa recipe to turn to when the zukes pile up. This has got to be one of the best salsas I have made. It is yummy with chips, with crackers, with veggies and, it is even yummy on top of cottage cheese!! It can be eaten raw after all the ingredients have been mixed up or it can be brought to a boil and canned for later use. No matter which way you choose to eat it, it is good. I had some of the kids asking me if I had another batch done yesterday, so I was up at 1 in the morning finishing a batch of it up!
Ingredients: 10 cups zucchini, peeled and shredded (a…
We brought in a new Livestock Guardian dog just today. She is 7 weeks old and we are hoping she will grow up to be a good guardian for our animals. She is out in the goat and sheep pen with our other LGD. Hopefully she will learn from him as she grows up.