Since yesterday's post about garden favorites was pretty popular, I thought I'd do a follow-up post in the same vein.
I know we all have space and legal limitations about what kinds of animals we can keep that prevent us from raising them. Now, I'm not talking about the usual "pet" animals (dog, cat, fish, bird), but something more along the lines of a homesteading critter.
So, today's question for you is kind of a multi-part one. What kind of critters would you raise (do you raise) if you could?
1. Do you already raise animals? If so, which ones and why (companion, meat, fur, fiber, milk, etc.)?
2. If you had the time/space/ability, which animals would you raise and why?
I would love to have some chickens and honeybees in my urban environment. If I had more space (lived out of the city), I would consider waterfowl (ducks) and turkeys as well as pygmy goats, rabbits and those childhood fantasy horses.
I still can't believe my parents wouldn't let me keep a horse in our suburban backyard! What were they thinking? There was plenty of space :) Needless to say, I was totally obsessed at the time and it seemed like such an injustice.