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Category Archive:   Rabbits


Long time coming, right? I can’t even blame it on the baby, more the constant wave of sick that’s hit our house since January 2nd when Will came home with the flu. Then we all had strep throat, then a cold, then Alston had pneumonia, you get the idea. And while I may be one […]

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While chickens are the gateway animal to homesteading, rabbits make the most sense in terms of an easy to maintain meat animal on a small holding.  They take up very little space, they are absurdly easy to breed, their droppings make for great compost, and it is relatively inexpensive to get started raising rabbits (just […]

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The rabbits have been living in the shed, but with winter coming, we needed that space back for straw, hay and the remote possibility the sheep take refuge there if the weather gets severe. We were also concerned that such a large space wouldn’t hold the bunnies’ body heat like a more compact house. Will […]

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On Sunday, we made the 2+ hour journey to Winchester to pick up two new does.  Yes, that’s over 4 hours round trip for a couple of rabbits, which is as crazy as it sounds.  It seems that other rabbit breeders in our area had the same heat-related issues that we did, meaning no one […]

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I know, farmers aren’t supposed to take vacations, so don’t think of it as a vacation from the farm, at least for me.  Think of it as a vacation from my corporate job.  A much needed one.   Which is why I took two weeks. [insert “oh my god how did you manage to swing two […]

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I know we’re getting closer to being real farmers when we throw something together because 1) we have the materials on hand and 2) it works.  Notice the conspicuous lack of aesthetic considerations.  Now marvel at our dog crate as rabbit tractor: Why yes, those are sticks being used to prop up what would normally […]

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