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We’ve found plenty to keep us busy this winter — 6 Comments

  1. gen,

    Thanks for the information. Worms and rabbits sort of go together, with the worms turning rabbit manure into black gold!! I’m glad your cousin’s friend found a niche market for his rabbit meat. Good for him!!

  2. Glad things worked out well with jury duty. Thanks for the updates. Love keeping up with you guys. Stay warm!

  3. I love that you are using a stamper for the envelopes. An elegant solution to a potentially thorny problem!

  4. Not a breeder, wish I was, but my cousin and I had a few discussions on the subject. It seems a friend of his had the same idea that I had come up with, and had actually put it into action. His dad had left him their farm in his will, and when the tobacco business nearly tanked, he had to find a way to keep the taxes paid.
    ‘Our’ shared idea was to put containers, mainly the likes of goat feeders and such, under the hutches to catch the waste products from the rabbits, and the scraps of food that fell through the flooring. Introduce worms into that mix, it’s said a pound of worms can eat a pound of waste each day.
    This gives you rabbits for meat and pelts, worms for gardens or fishing, and worm castings for gardens, for yourself, or to sell. Win win situation.

    Sorry, I know this isn’t what you asked for, but my cousin said his friend no longer has to worry about being able to keep the family farm. Restaurants have begun selling organically grown rabbit meat, so could become a viable small family farm run operation.