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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Meet Sally

Meet Sally, our Creme D'Argent heritage breed doe who was bred today.  Hopefully we'll have babies in 31 days!  She starts our official "meat department" on our homestead!


c May 5, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

Wordless hopping. We raised rabbits once but then found it easier to just let my husband hunt deer because one or a few can last all year. Lots of homesteading we're I'm from that go back to the back to the land movement and still goes on today.

I am Harriet May 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

Pretty rabbit :)

Evelyn May 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

Very sweet looking!

The Hobbit May 6, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

WOW! 31 days ?Now I know why the expression "breds like rabbits"Good luck ,wishing you a large litter or whatever the work is for a multiple birth.

Geek+Nerd May 7, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

So cute! Kudos to you for raising your meat! That is one step to local living that I'm not sure I could take, you are brave!

Laurel,  May 8, 2010 at 3:46 AM  

She is lovely! I am interested in raising rabbits for meat, and I am wondering what you feed your rabbits. Is there such a thing as "pastured" rabbits, and would feeding them fresh greens be the equivalent to a "pastured" animal?

Virginia May 18, 2010 at 2:27 PM  

Laurel, from what I know, it's ok to set them out a bit to eat the grasses etc, but they have a sensitive digestive system so it's best to feed them the pellets and alfalfa hay and bring in a few greens as treats.

Also, currently all the pelleted brands contain soy. There's a few local people working on creating soy free rabbit feed.

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