Friday, February 27, 2015

BUNNIES!



See what we have living in a nest box beneath a soft pile of fluff?

Unfortunately, our rabbits haven't been the best of breeders, plus we lost two litters of babies due to a brutal thunderstorm that tore the roof off the rabbit hutch.

These newly born bunnies, however, are growing quickly and look nice and plump.


Look! He's waving!

Rachel The Good has done an amazing job taking care of our small group of rabbits. She's determined to make this part of the homestead work so we can supplement our vegetable and fruit production with a homegrown source of meat.


For now, we're enjoying seeing the miracle of life unfold. The children are also loving the little bunnies:


The manure has been an excellent addition to our gardens as well. Even if we didn't get meat... they'd almost be worth it just for their droppings.


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8 Comments:

At February 27, 2015 at 10:39 AM , Blogger Phacelia said...

Rabbits are definitely worth it for their manure, alone! Congrats on the bunnies! Glad this litter is doing well for you. It's funny how difficult it can be to raise rabbits sometimes. There's a misconception floating around that they are easy livestock to raise, but that's really not the case. It seems like EVERYTHING can kill a rabbit! Keep us posted on your rabbit ventures! We're getting ready to cook our first home-raised rabbit, ourselves. :)

 
At February 27, 2015 at 11:01 AM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

You're right.

And congratulations on getting your first meat. Rabbit is delicious and I'm looking forward to getting some on the table.

 
At February 27, 2015 at 3:07 PM , Blogger jean said...

My mom used to fry rabbit when I was growing up as a child. We used to buy the wild rabbits from the Indians who hunted for them. I wonder if the reason rabbits are difficult to raise is because by nature they are wild.

 
At February 27, 2015 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous Andi said...

Bunnies are nature's popcorn. I'm glad yours are finally doing well.

 
At March 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless, they are just too cute and sweet for me to kill and eat. I would become a vegetarian first.

 
At March 1, 2015 at 3:18 PM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

Heh. We're not rich enough to go that route.

 
At March 2, 2015 at 1:03 AM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

Whoa. Are you microwaving bunnies?

 
At March 2, 2015 at 1:04 AM , Blogger David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com said...

It might be, though they're still supposed to be easier than most livestock.

 

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