In 2008 my husband and I decided to try our hand at farming. We had no previous experience at what we were doing except for raising a few laying hens. After all the media hype with E-coli and other strange things in our food we just had a strong desire to know where our food was coming from. We both have full time jobs and a 14 year old son. We have jumped into this with both feet and we are learning as we go. We are interested to hear other people's comments.
Monday, May 13, 2013
It was only a matter of time till Jamie wanted to raise and sell animals for himself.
So he's started a few months ago with meat rabbits.
He actually loves the taste of rabbit so we figured what's the worse that can happen? If they don't sell we can put them in the freezer!
I know, I know...that sounds mean, but we do live on a farm and we are
trying to become more self sufficient.
So we started with one male and two females.
We bred the females (or rather the male rabbit did) and about 2 weeks Voila! 20 baby bunnies!!
We lost 5 because that is alot for two mothers to take care of, but the rest are nice and fat and cute as buttons! They've just started opening their eyes to.
We've since acquired a few more females and a male. Soon we will have to decide what females we are keeping and what males we're keeping, because we only have room for so many.
Already, Jamie is having issues with selling the overstock!
I knew this would happen. One is a rescued female and is definitely not a meat rabbit. She's small and cute. She's been named Snuffles. See where I'm going with this?
Yea, I'm still not too convinced about this rabbit venture.
We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime. They're fun to cuddle.