The Moose and I have begun the next phase of our "mini-farming" endeavour. We've purchased 100 fingerling Blue Tilapia for our pond. In around 4-6 months they should be large enough to process and eat, and will have also started to populate the pond with future generations. It's just another phase of self sufficiency. I have to say I was shocked at how small they are; no more than 3/4 to 1" in length, and cost a buck a piece. We're hoping they'll help keep the pond clean. We may also be in the market for some small catfish, to keep the bottom clean. I'm not a southern girl, don't care for the taste, and won't be eating the catfish. Maybe, down the road, I can trade them for something I do need.
We took another leap of faith and purchased an egg incubator. We have our first 20 eggs rotating as we speak. B-Day is March 20th. Of course there are plenty of variables, most of which is; were the eggs fertilized to begin with, then temperature and humidity control.
I'll keep you posted.